Configuration definition

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The arrangement of parts or elements in a pattern or form, as:
  • (chemistry) The structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.
  • (computers) The way in which a computer system or network is set up or connected.
  • (psychology) Gestalt.
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(chem.) The structure of a compound, esp. in the spatial relation of atoms in the molecule.
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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.

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The arrangement of parts or elements in a pattern or form, as:
  • (chemistry) The structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.
  • (computers) The way in which a computer system or network is set up or connected.
  • (psychology) Gestalt.
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(comput.) The way in which a computer and peripheral equipment are interconnected and programmed to operate as a system.
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Arrangement of parts.
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Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
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Form or figure as determined by the arrangement of parts; contour; outline.
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The way things are arranged or put together in order to achieve a result.
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Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
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(physics, chemistry) The arrangement of electrons in an atom, molecule, or other physical structure like a crystal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
configuration
Plural:
configurations

Origin of configuration