Definition of configure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

configure

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kənˈfɪɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfɪɡjər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they configure
BrE BrE//kənˈfɪɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfɪɡjər//
 
he / she / it configures
BrE BrE//kənˈfɪɡəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfɪɡjərz//
 
past simple configured
BrE BrE//kənˈfɪɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfɪɡjərd//
 
past participle configured
BrE BrE//kənˈfɪɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfɪɡjərd//
 
-ing form configuring
BrE BrE//kənˈfɪɡərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfɪɡjərɪŋ//
 
Computer software
 
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[usually passive] configure something (specialist) to arrange something in a particular way, especially computer equipment; to make equipment or software work in the way that the user prefers Wordfinderanimation, application, authoring, beta version, configure, demo, install, interactive, software, spreadsheet See related entries: Computer software Word Origin late Middle English (in the Latin sense): from Latin configurare ‘shape after a pattern’, from con- ‘together’ + figurare ‘to shape’ (from figura ‘shape or figure’).
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