Definitions for: Configuration

[n] any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
[n] an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: conformation, constellation, contour, form, shape

See Also: angularity, bluntness, chunking, concaveness, concavity, convexity, convexness, crookedness, curvature, curve, dullness, dulness, keenness, lobularity, narrowing, redundancy, roundness, sharpness, spatial property, spatiality, straightness, stratification, structure, topography, unitization

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