to design or adapt to form a specific configuration or for some specific purpose: The planes are being configured to hold more passengers in each row.
to put together (a computer or computer system) by supplying, arranging, or connecting a specific set of internal or external components: My next laptop will be configured for gaming with a fast processor and lots of memory.
to set up (a software program or device) for a particular computer, computer system, or task: to configure the printer for a wireless network.
- con·fig·ur·a·ble, adjective
- pre·con·fig·ure, verb (used with object), pre·con·fig·ured, pre·con·fig·ur·ing.
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How to use configure in a sentence
It was built to cruise over rough terrain and can be configured to perform repeatable autonomous missions.Boston Dynamics adds an ‘arm’ to its robotic dog Spot | Dalvin Brown | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The new proof identifies all the different ways of configuring a tetrahedron so that all six dihedral angles have rational values, meaning each can be written neatly as a fraction.Tetrahedron Solutions Finally Proved Decades After Computer Search | Kevin Hartnett | February 2, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
As the world shifts to cloud native using Kubernetes to manage containerized workloads, it’s tricky ensuring that the containers are configured correctly to keep them safe.Rapid7 acquires Kubernetes security startup Alcide for $50M | Ron Miller | February 1, 2021 | TechCrunch
More uses than duct tapeThere are countless ways that a sportsman can configure a space blanket to his advantage.
It’s actually now a feature inside of Overwatch for any player to configure during a custom match.Overwatch League wants to ‘level-up’ online matches, tournaments for 2021 season | Teddy Amenabar | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Click it, click settings, click “configure inbox” and unclick all those tabs that Google enabled for you.Gmail Priority Inbox Freakout: Calm Down, Guys, Opting Out Is Easy | Winston Ross | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for configure
to arrange or organize
computing to set up (a piece of hardware or software) as required
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