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tr.v. con·fig·ured, con·fig·ur·ing, con·fig·ures
To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses: a military vehicle that was configured for rough terrain; configured the computer by setting the system's parameters.
[Middle English configuren, from Old French configurer, from Latin cōnfigūrāre : com-, com- + figūrāre, to form (from figūra, shape; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. to arrange or organize
2. (Computer Science) computing to set up (a piece of hardware or software) as required
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v.t. -ured, -ur•ing.
1. to put together or arrange the parts of in a specific way or for a specific purpose; form into a configuration.
2. Computers. to put (a computer system) together by supplying a specific computer with appropriate peripheral devices, as a monitor and disk drive, and connecting them.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
configure- First meant "fashion according to a model."
See also related terms for model.
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Past participle: configured
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|Verb||1.||configure - set up for a particular purpose; "configure my new computer"; "configure a plane for a combat mission"|
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configure[kənˈfɪgəʳ] VT (Comput) → configurar
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configure[kənˈfɪgər] vt (COMPUTING) [+ software, system, data] → configurer
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vt (Comput) → konfigurieren
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