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  • Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing' shape; figure.
  • Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Con*fig`u*ra"tion (?), n. [L. configuratio.] 1. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing; shape; figure.

It is the variety of configurations [of the mouth] . . . which gives birth and origin to the several vowels.
Harris.

2. (Astrol.) Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.

They [astrologers] undertook . . . to determine the course of a man's character and life from the configuration of the stars at the moment of his birth.
Whewell.

3. (Chem.) the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule as determined by the covalent bonds between them; the three-dimensional structure that cannot be changed without breaking the covalent bonds between atoms of a molecule. It is distinguished from conformation, which is the exact relative location in space of all of the atoms of a molecule, which may vary at different times or in different environments.
[PJC]

4. (Computers) a specification of the parts of a computer system, consisting of the essential components of the computer plus the complete set of all internal and external devices directly attached to it; as, by the year 2000, a microcomputer configuration without a CD-ROM or DVD drive will be unsalable.
[PJC]

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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