Definition of Configuration

1. Noun. An arrangement of parts or elements. "The outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"

Exact synonyms: Constellation
Generic synonyms: Design, Plan
Specialized synonyms: Redundancy, Network Topology, Topology, Chunking, Unitisation, Unitization
Derivative terms: Configure, Constellate, Constellate, Constellate

2. Noun. Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline). "He could barely make out their shapes"

Definition of Configuration

1. n. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing; shape; figure.

Definition of Configuration

1. Noun. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor. ¹

2. Noun. Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time. ¹

3. Noun. The way things are arranged or put together in order to achieve a result. ¹

4. Noun. (context: physics chemistry) The arrangement of electrons in an atom, molecule, or other physical structure like a crystal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Configuration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Configuration

1. The three-dimensional arrangement of an organic molecule that is caused by: double bonds that prevent free rotation, or chiral centres that haveside groups arranged around them in a particular order. A configurational isomer cannot be turned into another configuration without breaking covalent bonds. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Configuration

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Literary usage of Configuration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1910)
"Additional remarks concerning the Desargues configuration. ... Corresponding thereto, the Desargues configuration may be regarded in six ways as a pair of ..."

2. Bulletin (1899)
"The first of these is the fact that the submarine configuration suggests that large areas of land now submerged may have existed, not only in the immediate ..."

3. Stereochemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1907)
"and (b) the amount of energy which the same operation require after the atoms of the acid have been brought into ore or less cyclic configuration, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Let ш next consider two diagrams of configuration of the same system, ... We call the first the initial configuration and the second the final configuration ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"(e) Only the Pyramidal configuration accounts for the Facts.—To decide between these various views we have the following facts which must be accounted for ..."

6. Matter and Motion by James Clerk Maxwell (1878)
"DEFINITION OF configuration.—When a material system is considered with respect to the relative position of its parts, the assemblage of relative positions ..."

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