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configuration

configuration

3 definitions found
 for configuration
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              It is the variety of configurations [of the mouth] .
              . . which gives birth and origin to the several
              vowels.                               --Harris.
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     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.
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              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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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