[ree-kuh n-fig-yer]

Origin of reconfigure

1965–70; re- + configure, by back formation from configuration
Related formsre·con·fig·u·ra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for reconfiguration

Contemporary Examples of reconfiguration

  • The ball is squarely in the Pakistani court, and now is the time to engage in deep strategic soul-searching and reconfiguration.

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    John Kerry’s Message to Pakistan

    Omar Samad

    August 3, 2013

Historical Examples of reconfiguration

  • Reconfiguration of command authority and organization possibly to decentrali-zation down to individual troops must follow.

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman

British Dictionary definitions for reconfiguration


  1. (tr) to rearrange the elements or settings of (a system, device, computer application, etc)
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Word Origin and History for reconfiguration



1964, from re- + configure. Related: Reconfigured; reconfiguring.

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