Meaning of CONFIGURATION
|Pronunciation: || ||kun`figyu'reyshun|
| ||Definition:|| |
- [n] any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
- [n] an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
CONFIGURATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||conformation, constellation, contour, form, shape|
| ||See Also:|| ||angularity, bluntness, chunking, concaveness, concavity, convexity, convexness, crookedness, curvature, curve, dullness, dulness, keenness, lobularity, narrowing, redundancy, roundness, sharpness, spatial property, spatiality, straightness, stratification, structure, topography, unitization|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
\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
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
| ||Definition:|| ||The three-dimensional arrangement of an organic molecule that is caused by: |
A configurational isomer can't be turned into another configuration without breaking covalent bonds.
- double bonds that prevent free rotation, or
- chiral centers that have side groups arranged around them in a particular order.
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