configuration

  • 1 configuration — [ kɔ̃figyrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1190; lat. configuratio 1 ♦ Didact. Forme extérieure, aspect général. La configuration d un pays. ⇒ conformation, figure, forme. « Il put se rendre compte aussitôt de la configuration des lieux » (Alain Fournier). 2 ♦ Sc …

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  • 2 configuration — UK US /kənˌfɪgəˈreɪʃən/ noun IT ► [C] the way in which something, such as a computer system or software, is organized to operate: »When you press the spacebar, a message appears informing you that Set up is inspecting your hardware configuration …

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  • 3 configuration — CONFIGURATION. sub. f. Forme extérieure, ou surface qui borne les corps, et leur donne une figure particulière. La différente configuration des corps. La diverse configuration des parties. [b]f♛/b] Il s emploie surtout en Physique et en Chimie,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 Configuration — Con*fig u*ra tion, n. [L. configuratio.] 1. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing; shape; figure. [1913 Webster] It is the variety of configurations [of the mouth] . . . which gives birth and origin to the several …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 configuration — I (confines) noun borders, boundary, bounds, circumscription, contour, delineation, dimensions, edges, extent, framework, frontiers, limitations, limits, line of demarcation, outline, perimeter II (form) noun anatomy, appearance, arrangement,… …

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  • 6 configuration — 1550s, from L. configurationem (nom. configuratio), noun of action from configurare (see CONFIGURE (Cf. configure)) …

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  • 7 configuration — conformation, figure, shape, *form Analogous words: *outline, contour, silhouette, profile, skyline …

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  • 8 configuration — [n] arrangement composition, contour, disposition, figure, form, Gestalt, outline, shape, structure; concepts 84,727 …

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  • 9 configuration — ► NOUN ▪ an arrangement of parts or elements in a particular form or figure. DERIVATIVES configurational adjective …

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  • 10 configuration — [kən fig΄yə rā′shən] n. [L configuratio < configurare, to form after < com , together + figurare: see FIGURE] 1. a) arrangement of parts b) form or figure as determined by the arrangement of parts; contour; outline 2. Chem. the structure of …

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  • 11 Configuration — The term configuration has several meanings. In computing it may refer to: Computer configuration or system configuration Configure (computing) is the output of Autotools and used to detect system configuration. This is referred to as ./configure …

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  • 12 configuration — configurational, configurative /keuhn fig yeuhr euh tiv, yeuh ray tiv/, adj. configurationally, adv. /keuhn fig yeuh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the relative disposition or arrangement of the parts or elements of a thing. 2. external form, as resulting… …

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  • 13 Configuration — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Configuration », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Configuration (informatique)… …

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  • 14 configuration — noun Etymology: Late Latin configuration , configuratio similar formation, from Latin configurare to form from or after, from com + figurare to form, from figura figure Date: 1559 1. a. relative arrangement of parts or elements: as (1) …

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  • 15 configuration — The particular arrangement of the parts in relation to each other. Also see chassis configuration delta configuration mid engine chassis configuration Y configuration …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 16 configuration — (kon fi gu ra sion : en poésie, de six syllables) s. f. Action de configurer ; résultat de cette action et forme extérieure. •   Qui est ce qui a pris le soin de choisir une si juste configuration des parties [dans la formation de l eau, ni trop… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 configuration — noun Configuration is used before these nouns: ↑menu Configuration is used after these nouns: ↑hardware …

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  • 18 configuration — con|fig|u|ra|tion [kənˌfıgəˈreıʃən, gju US gju ] n [U and C] 1.) formal or technical the shape or arrangement of the parts of something = ↑layout configuration of ▪ the configuration of pistons in an engine 2.) technical the combination of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 configuration — All of the information that you used to configure something. Configuration is often used to describe what equipment you have for your computer (your computer configuration) …

    Dictionary of telecommunications

  • 20 configuration — [[t]kənfɪ̱gʊre͟ɪʃ(ə)n, AM fɪ̱gjə [/t]] configurations N COUNT A configuration is an arrangement of a group of things. [FORMAL] ...Stonehenge, in south western England, an ancient configuration of giant stones …

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