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con·fig·u·ra·tion / kənˌfig(y)əˈrāshən/ • n. an arrangement of elements in a particular form, figure, or combination: the broad configuration of the economy remains capitalist. ∎  Chem. the fixed three-dimensional relationship of the atoms in a molecule, defined by the bonds between them. Compare with conformation. ∎  Comput. the arrangement in which items of computer hardware or software are interconnected. ∎  Psychol. another term for gestalt. DERIVATIVES: con·fig·u·ra·tion·al / -shənl/ adj. con·fig·u·ra·tion·al·ly / -shənl-ē/ adv. con·fig·u·ra·tive / -ˈfig(y)ərətiv/ adj.

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configuration
1. The particular hardware elements and their interconnection in a computer system for a particular period of operation. See also reconfiguration.

2. In configuration management, the functional and physical characteristics of hardware or software as set out in documentation or achieved in a product.

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configuration (astron.) relative position XVI; conformation, outline XVII. — late L. configūrātiō, -ōn-, f. L. configūrāre fashion after a pattern; see CON-, FIGURE, -ATION.

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Configuration

a pattern of stars, of muscles, etc.; a particular form of organization of a number of separate elements.

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