Meaning of CONFIGURATION in English

CONFIGURATION

n.

Pronunciation: k ə n- ˌ fi-gy ə - ' r ā -sh ə n, ˌ kän-, -g ə - '

Function: noun

Etymology: Late Latin configuration-, configuratio similar formation, from Latin configurare to form from or after, from com- + figurare to form, from figura figure

Date: 1559

1 a : relative arrangement of parts or elements: as (1) : SHAPE (2) : contour of land < configuration of the mountains> (3) : functional arrangement <a small business computer system in its simplest configuration > b : something (as a figure, contour, pattern, or apparatus) that results from a particular arrangement of parts or components c : the stable structural makeup of a chemical compound especially with reference to the space relations of the constituent atoms

2 : GESTALT <personality configuration >

– con · fig · u · ra · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

– con · fig · u · ra · tion · al · ly adverb

– con · fig · u · ra · tive \ - ' fi-gy ə -r ə -tiv, - ' fi-g ə - \ adjective

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