- the relative position or aspect of heavenly bodies.
- a group of stars.
- the way a computer or computer system is put together; a specific set and arrangement of internal and external components, including hardware, software, and devices.
- the way a software program or device is set up for a particular computer, computer system, or task; the specific settings for a program or device: configuration of your email program to work with your new ISP.
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Origin of configuration
OTHER WORDS FROM configurationcon·fig·u·ra·tion·al, con·fig·u·ra·tive [kuh n-fig-yer-uh-tiv, -yuh-rey-tiv] /kənˈfɪg yər ə tɪv, -yəˌreɪ tɪv/, adjectivecon·fig·u·ra·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·con·fig·u·ra·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for configuration
In our current configuration of religious interest groups, we find significant overlap with party politics.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform|Jacob Lupfer|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several will retire and be replaced -- and even one replacement could fundamentally change the configuration of the court.
Saturn in Libra joins in a Grand Cross configuration by Friday.
Peptides provide a cheese with its distinct flavor, based on the configuration of these amino-acid chains.
In Lower Normandy the topography and configuration change completely.Rambles in Normandy|Francis Miltoun
The configuration of the Maine coast to the northeast further increases this to fifteen or twenty feet rise at Eastport.America, Volume 5 (of 6)|Joel Cook
When they had crossed, the configuration of the ice forced them to adopt a route which they would willingly have avoided.Rivers of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne
He refers to the greater and more permanent agencies which affect the configuration of our planet.The Story of the Herschels|Anonymous
It is quite clear that these are sensations excited in us by the configuration of parts, but extent is not a sensation.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for configuration
- Also called: conformation the shape of a molecule as determined by the arrangement of its atoms
- the structure of an atom or molecule as determined by the arrangement of its electrons and nucleons