conformation

  • 1 conformation — [ kɔ̃fɔrmasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1560; bas lat. conformatio ♦ Disposition naturelle des différentes parties d un corps organisé. ⇒ configuration, constitution, forme, organisation, structure. Conformation anatomique. Conformation du squelette. Mauvaise… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Conformation — generally means structural arrangement and may refer to: Carbohydrate conformation, the three dimensional shape of a carbohydrate Chemical structure, also called the chemical conformation, the spatial arrangement of atoms and chemical bonds in a… …

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  • 3 Conformation — Con for*ma tion, n. [L. conformatio: cf. F. conformation.] 1. The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity. [1913 Webster] The conformation of our hearts and lives to the duties of true religion and morality. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 conformation — CONFORMATION. s. f. Manière dont un corps organisé est conformé. La conformation des parties d un corps. La conformation des organes. Cette maladie vient d un vice de conformation. [b]f♛/b] On appelle Vice de conformation dans un animal, Ce qu il …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 conformation — Conformation. s. f. Maniere dont une chose est formée. La conformation des parties d un corps. la conformation des traits. Il ne se dit guere que dans ces phrases …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 conformation — index adjustment, arrangement (ordering), building (business of assembling), composition (makeup), configuration (form) …

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  • 7 conformation — 1510s, from L. conformationem (nom. conformatio) a symmetrical forming, noun of action from pp. stem of conformare (see CONFORM (Cf. conform)) …

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  • 8 conformation — configuration, *form, shape, figure Analogous words: *structure, anatomy, framework, skeleton …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 conformation — [n] shape anatomy, arrangement, build, cast, configuration, figure, form, formation, frame, framework, outline, structure, symmetry, type; concepts 754,757 …

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  • 10 conformation — [kän΄fôr mā′shən, kän΄fərmā′shən] n. [L conformatio < pp. of conformare] 1. Rare a conforming or being conformed; adaptation 2. a) a completed or symmetrical formation and arrangement of the parts of a thing b) the structure or form of a thing …

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  • 11 CONFORMATION — s. f. Manière dont une chose est conformée. Il se dit plus particulièrement Des corps organisés. La conformation des parties d un corps. La conformation des organes. Une bonne conformation. Conformation vicieuse.   Vice de conformation dans une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 CONFORMATION — n. f. Manière dont une chose est conformée. Il se dit plus spécialement des Corps organisés. La conformation des organes. Bonne conformation. Conformation vicieuse. Vice de conformation dans une personne, dans un animal, Ce qu’il y a de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 13 Conformation — Conformérie ██████████1 …

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  • 14 conformation — conformational, adj. /kon fawr may sheuhn/, n. 1. manner of formation; structure; form, as of a physical entity. 2. symmetrical disposition or arrangement of parts. 3. the act or process of conforming; adaptation; adjustment. 4. the state of… …

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  • 15 conformation — (kon for ma sion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Disposition naturelle des différentes parties d un corps et, particulièrement, d un corps organisé. •   Il résulte pour l éléphant plusieurs inconvénients de sa conformation bizarre, BUFF.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 conformation — The various three dimensional shapes that can be adopted by a given molecule. In particular, the different ways in which the primary sequence of a biological polymer may be folded. This is determined by intra molecular forces, including hydrogen… …

    Glossary of Biotechnology

  • 17 conformation — noun Date: 1511 1. the act of conforming or producing conformity ; adaptation 2. formation of something by appropriate arrangement of parts or elements ; an assembling into a whole < the gradual conformation of the embryo > …

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  • 18 conformation — Synonyms and related words: Platonic form, Platonic idea, accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaptation, adaption, adjustment, aesthetic form, affinity, agreement, anatomy, archetype, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, art… …

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  • 19 conformation — The overall structure of the horse. What is acceptable conformation depends on what you plan to do with the horse …

    Equestrian sports dictionary

  • 20 conformation — con|for|ma|tion [ˌkɔnfo:ˈmeıʃən US ˌka:nfo:r ] n [U and C] technical the shape of something or the way in which it is formed ▪ the conformation of the earth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English