Meaning of CONFIGURATION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ kən-ˌfi-gyə-ˈrā-shən, ˌkän-, -gə-ˈ ]


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


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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

• con·fig·u·ra·tion·al·ly adverb

• con·fig·u·ra·tive -ˈfi-gyə-rə-tiv, -ˈfi-gə- adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.