- The definition of configuration is the way parts are arranged to work together.
- When artwork is laid out in order to maximize the connections between the pieces, this is an example of configuration.
- When you try to set up your computer hardware and software to work the way you want such as adding a wireless mouse and keyboard, this is an example of configuration.
configuration definition by Webster's New World
- arrangement of parts
- form or figure as determined by the arrangement of parts; contour; outline
- Chem. the structure of a compound, esp. in the spatial relation of atoms in the molecule
- Comput. the way in which a computer and peripheral equipment are interconnected and programmed to operate as a system
Origin: Classical Latin configuratio ; from configurare, to form after ; from com-, together plush figurare: see figure
configuration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Arrangement of parts or elements.b. The form, as of a figure, determined by the arrangement of its parts or elements. See Synonyms at form.
- Psychology Gestalt.
- Chemistry The structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.
- Computer Science a. The way in which a computer system is set up: changed the configuration by resetting the parameters.b. The set of constituent components, such as memory, a hard disk, a monitor, and an operating system, that make up a computer system.c. The way that the components of a computer network are connected.
- con·figˌu·raˈtion·al·ly adverb
- con·figˈu·raˌtive, con·figˌu·raˈtion·al adjective
configuration - Computer Definition
The makeup of a system. To "configure software" means selecting programmable options that make the program function to the user's liking. To "configure hardware" means assembling desired components for a custom system as well as selecting options in the user-programmable parts of the system. "Configurability" refers to the hardware or software's ability to be changed and customized. See preferences.
configuration - Medical Definition
- The arrangement of parts or elements of a whole, especially the structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.