Definition of configuration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˌfɪɡəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˌfɪɡjəˈreɪʃn//
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  1. 1(formal or specialist) an arrangement of the parts of something or a group of things; the form or shape that this arrangement produces
  2. 2 (computing) the equipment and programs that form a computer system and the way that these are set up to run
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting the relative position of celestial objects): from late Latin configuratio(n-), from Latin configurare ‘shape after a pattern’, from con- ‘together’ + figurare ‘to shape’.Extra examples The design is based on four configurations of squares. The stars seemed to appear in a different configuration. There was a changing configuration of lights coming from the stadium.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: configuration