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Pronunciation:  kun`figyu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
  2. [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
\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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The three-dimensional arrangement of an organic molecule that is caused by:
  1. double bonds that prevent free rotation, or
  2. chiral centers that have side groups arranged around them in a particular order.
A configurational isomer can't be turned into another configuration without breaking covalent bonds.
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