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con·fig·u·ra·tion

 (kən-fĭg′yə-rā′shən)
n.
The arrangement of parts or elements in a pattern or form, as:
a. Chemistry The structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.
b. Computers The way in which a computer system or network is set up or connected.
c. Psychology Gestalt.

con·fig′u·ra′tion·al·ly adv.
con·fig′u·ra′tive, con·fig′u·ra′tion·al adj.

configuration

(kənˌfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the arrangement of the parts of something
2. the external form or outline achieved by such an arrangement
3. (Chemistry) physics chem
a. Also called: conformation the shape of a molecule as determined by the arrangement of its atoms
b. the structure of an atom or molecule as determined by the arrangement of its electrons and nucleons
4. (General Physics) physics chem
a. Also called: conformation the shape of a molecule as determined by the arrangement of its atoms
b. the structure of an atom or molecule as determined by the arrangement of its electrons and nucleons
5. (Psychology) psychol the unit or pattern in perception studied by Gestalt psychologists
6. (Computer Science) computing the particular choice of hardware items and their interconnection that make up a particular computer system
[C16: from Late Latin configūrātiō a similar formation, from configūrāre to model on something, from figūrāre to shape, fashion]
conˌfiguˈrational, conˈfigurative adj
conˌfiguˈrationally adv

con•fig•u•ra•tion

(kənˌfɪg yəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the relative disposition or arrangement of the parts or elements of a thing.
2. external form, as resulting from this.
3. an atomic spatial arrangement that is fixed by the chemical bonding in a molecule and that cannot be altered without breaking bonds (contrasted with conformation).
4.
a. a computer plus the equipment connected to it.
b. the act of configuring a computer system.
[1550–60; < Late Latin configūrātiō comparison <configūrā(re) to compare (Latin: to mold; see con-, figure)]
con•fig`u•ra′tion•al, con•fig′u•ra•tive (-yər ə tɪv, -yəˌreɪ tɪv) adj.

Configuration

 a pattern of stars, of muscles, etc.; a particular form of organization of a number of separate elements.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.configuration - an arrangement of parts or elementsconfiguration - an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
design, plan - an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
redundancy - (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
network topology, topology - the configuration of a communication network
chunking, unitisation, unitization - (psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units
2.configuration - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)configuration - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
keenness, sharpness - thinness of edge or fineness of point
bluntness, dullness - without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
topography - the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
lobularity - the property of having lobules
concaveness, concavity - the property possessed by a concave shape
convexity, convexness - the property possessed by a convex shape
angularity - the property possessed by a shape that has angles
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
curvature, curve - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
straightness - freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
crookedness - having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
stratification - a layered configuration

configuration

noun arrangement, form, shape, cast, outline, contour, conformation, figure The flow of water follows the configuration of the rock strata.

configuration

noun
The external outline of a thing:
Translations
konfigurace
asetus

configuration

[kənˌfɪgjʊˈreɪʃən] N (gen) (Comput) → configuración f

configuration

[kənˌfɪgʊˈreɪʃən] n
(= arrangement) → configuration f
(COMPUTING)configuration f

configuration

nKonfiguration f (form); (Geog) → Form f, → Gestalt f; (Sci) → Struktur f, → Aufbau m; (Astron) → Anordnung f, → Aspekt m (spec); (Comput) → Konfiguration f

configuration

[kənˌfigjʊˈreɪʃn] n (Comput) → configurazione f
References in classic literature ?
I must see the configuration of the country by daylight to decide.
All were strangely shaped, and the Spy-glass, which was by three or four hundred feet the tallest on the island, was likewise the strangest in configuration, running up sheer from almost every side and then suddenly cut off at the top like a pedestal to put a statue on.
The general who does not understand these, may be well acquainted with the configuration of the country, yet he will not be able to turn his knowledge to practical account.
They depend upon local causes - the configuration of coasts, the shapes of straits, the accidents of bold promontories round which they play their little part.
But his tailor was a woman who worked, like a regimental contractor, by a set of rules that gave the same configuration to the whole human species.
I have tried to think over the matter since you pointed out the configuration of the ground.
Quale meant in intellectual beauty-- and whether we were not struck by his massive configuration of brow.
In fact, I shall go up a little, first, in order to get an exact idea of the configuration of the country.
This hydra of towers, giant guardian of Paris, with its four and twenty heads, always erect, with its monstrous haunches, loaded or scaled with slates, and all streaming with metallic reflections, terminated with wonderful effect the configuration of the Town towards the west.
Do you notice the general configuration of the two areas?
The configuration of the valley, indeed, was such that from this point of observation it seemed entirely shut in, and one could not but have wondered how the road which found a way out of it had found a way into it, and whence came and whither went the waters of the stream that parted the meadow two thousand feet below.
Kent and Berry Davis, all of Tucson, crossed the Santa Catalina mountains and traveled due west, as nearly as the configuration of the country permitted.
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