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[ree-kuh n-fig-yer]
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verb (used with object), re·con·fig·ured, re·con·fig·ur·ing.
  1. to change the shape or formation of; remodel; restructure.
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Origin of reconfigure

1965–70; re- + configure, by back formation from configuration
Related formsre·con·fig·u·ra·tion, noun
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Related Words for reconfigure

rearrange, reconstruct, redesign, reform, reshape, adapt, modify, tailor, change, update

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  • You try to get an experimental service running and no one will reconfigure the firewall.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for reconfigure


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


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

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