Pronunciation: (kun-fig"yu-rā'shun), [key]
1. the relative disposition or arrangement of the parts or elements of a thing.
2. external form, as resulting from this; conformation.
a. the relative position or aspect of heavenly bodies.
b. a group of stars.
4. Chem.an atomic spatial arrangement that is fixed by the chemical bonding in a molecule and that cannot be altered without breaking bonds (contrasted with conformation).
5. Computers.the totality of a computer and the devices connected to it: A common microcomputer configuration consists of a computer, two disk drives, a monitor, and a printer.
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