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configuration Explained

configuration at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[kən'fıgjə'reıʃən]

configuration at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C]
1 formal or technical the shape or arrangement of the parts of something: layout// configuration of// --the configuration of pistons in an engine//
2 technical the combination of equipment needed to run a computer system:

configuration at French => English Of Explained:

guise, habit

Configuration at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

The choices made in setting up a computer system or an application program so that it meets the user's needs. Properly configuring your system is one of the more onerous tasks of personal computing and is mostly performed via manual alteration of system files in the /etc directory or 'dotfiles' in a user's home directory. Wizards such as the linuxconf and webmin can make such a task much easier. From QUECID http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictionary/

configuration at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In chemistry, the arrangement in space of the atoms in a molecule. It is especially important in organic chemistry (see organic compound), because each carbon atom is at the center of a tetrahedron, with four bonds (see bonding), one to each corner; if three or all four atoms bonded to the carbon are different, the molecule can assume two different mirror-image (see optical activity, isomer) forms. Configuration also applies to some inorganic compounds. Until late in the 20th cent., it was hard to determine the true three-dimensional form of a molecule (absolute configuration) experimentally, but modern optical and chemical methods have made it much simpler. Electron configuration is used to describe the number of electrons in the various shells of an atom, which defines its chemical reactivity and the type of bonding it participates in.

configuration at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "configuration":
Platonic form, Platonic idea, aesthetic form, angle, archetype,
aroma, art form, aspect, attribute, badge, brand, build, cachet,
cast, character, characteristic, conformation, constellation,
contour, cut, delineation, differentia, differential,
distinctive feature, earmark, effect, eidolon, facet, fashion,
feature, features, figuration, figure, figure-ground, flavor, form,
format, formation, frame, framework, genre, gestalt, guise, gust,
hallmark, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, image, imago, impress,
impression, index, individualism, inner form, keynote, layout,
light, likeness, lineaments, lines, look, main features, make,
makeup, manner, mannerism, mark, marking, matrix, modality, mode,
model, mold, nature, odor, outline, particularity, pattern,
peculiarity, phase, phasis, profile, property, prototype, quality,
quirk, reference, regard, relief, respect, savor, seal, seeming,
semblance, set, shape, shapes, side, significant form, silhouette,
simulacrum, singularity, skeleton, slant, smack, specialty, stamp,
structure, style, taint, tang, taste, token, total effect,
tournure, trait, trick, turn, twist, type, view, viewpoint, wise

configuration at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 (formal or technical) an arrangement of the parts of sth or a group of things; the form or shape that this arrangement produces
2 (computing) the equipment and programs that form a computer system and the way that these are set up to run

Configuration at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Configuration \Con*fig`u*ra"tion\, n. [L. configuratio.]
1. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the
parts of a thing' shape; figure.

It is the variety of configurations [of the mouth] .
. . which gives birth and origin to the several
vowels. --Harris.

2. (Astrol.) Relative position or aspect of the planets; the
face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions
of the planets at any time.

They [astrologers] undertook . . . to determine the
course of a man's character and life from the
configuration of the stars at the moment of his
birth. --Whewell.

configuration at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

configuration
n 1: an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on
the configuration of influences at the time" [syn: {constellation}]
2: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);
"he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
[syn: {shape}, {form}, {contour}, {conformation}]

configuration at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

Inter: suffix » configure|ation|lang=en

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » kǝnfigǝ'reiʃn
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
    1. Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
    2. The way things are arranged or put together in order to achieve a result.
    3. Inter: context » physics|chemistry The arrangement of electrons in an atom, molecule, or other physical structure like a crystal.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » relative disposition

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|конфигурация|f|tr=konigurácija|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|configuració|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|編排|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|编排|tr=biānpái|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|配置|tr=pèizhì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|佈局|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|布局|tr=bùjú|sc=Hani
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|asetus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|configuration
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konfiguration|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|configurazione|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|構成|tr=こうせい, kōsei|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|配置|tr=はいち, haichi|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|設定|tr=せってい, settei|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|コンフィギュレーション|tr=konfigyurēshon|sc=Jpan
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|confidguthâtion|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|configuração|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|configurație|f, Inter: t- » ro|dispunere|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конфигурация|f|tr=konigurácija|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|configuración|f


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » arrangement of electrons
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|configuració|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|konfigurace|f
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|asetus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|configuration


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konfiguration|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|configurație|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конфигурация|f|tr=konigurácija|sc=Cyrl
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|elektronkonfiguration|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    French

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • Inter: l » en|configuration

  • Translation: ar » configuration
    Translation: cs » configuration
    Translation: et » configuration
    Translation: fa » configuration
    Translation: fr » configuration
    Translation: ko » configuration
    Translation: io » configuration
    Translation: id » configuration
    Translation: kn » configuration
    Translation: kk » configuration
    Translation: ku » configuration
    Translation: lt » configuration
    Translation: hu » configuration
    Translation: mg » configuration
    Translation: ml » configuration
    Translation: my » configuration
    Translation: pl » configuration
    Translation: ru » configuration
    Translation: fi » configuration
    Translation: sv » configuration
    Translation: ta » configuration
    Translation: te » configuration
    Translation: tr » configuration
    Translation: vi » configuration
    Translation: zh » configuration