Meaning of CONFIGURATION in English


[con.fig.u.ra.tion] n [LL configuration-, configuratio similar formation, fr. L configurare to form from or after, fr. com- + figurare to form, fr. figura figure] (1646) 1 a: relative arrangement of parts or elements: as (1): shape (2): contour of land "~ of the mountains" (3): functional arrangement "a small business computer system in its simplest ~" 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 esp. with reference to the space relations of the constituent atoms

2: gestalt "personality ~" -- adj -- adv -- con.fig.u.ra.tive adj

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