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



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnfɔːrˈmeɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable] (formal)
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the way in which something is formed; the structure of something, especially an animal the ideal physical conformation of the horse Word Originearly 16th cent. (in the sense ‘conforming, adaptation’): from Latin conformatio(n-), from conformare ‘to shape, fashion’, from con- ‘together’ + formare ‘to form’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conformation