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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. [1913 Webster] It is the variety of configurations [of the mouth] . . . which gives birth and origin to the several vowels. --Harris. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]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