[ kon-fawr-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒn fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən /
manner of formation; structure; form, as of a physical entity.
symmetrical disposition or arrangement of parts.
the act or process of conforming; adaptation; adjustment.
the state of being conformed.
Chemistry. an atomic spatial arrangement that results from rotation of carbon atoms about single bonds within an organic molecule. (contrasted with configuration).
Origin of conformation
Related formscon·for·ma·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conformational
/ (ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃən) /
the general shape or outline of an object; configuration
the arrangement of the parts of an object
the act or state of conforming
- another name for configuration (def. 3a)
- one of the configurations of a molecule that can easily change its shape and can consequently exist in equilibrium with molecules of different configuration
Derived Formsconformational, adjective
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Medicine definitions for conformational
[ kŏn′fər-mā′shən ]
One of the spatial arrangements of atoms in a molecule that can come about through free rotation of the atoms about a single chemical bond.
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