From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


English Wikipedia has an article on:


From Middle French configuration, from Latin cōnfigūrātiō. Morphologically configure +‎ -ation


  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˌfɪɡ.əˈɹeɪ̯.ʃən/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˌfɪɡ.jəˈɹeɪ̯.ʃən/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /kənˌfɪɡ.əˈɹæɪ̯.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


configuration (countable and uncountable, plural configurations)

  1. The form of a thing, as depending on the relative placement of the parts of a thing's shape.
    Synonyms: constitution, figure, form factor; see also Thesaurus:composition
  2. The relative positions of a set of things; the way things are arranged or put together;
    1. (astrology) The aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
  3. (countable, physics, chemistry) The arrangement of electrons in an atom, molecule, or other physical structure like a crystal.
  4. (countable, algebra) A finite set of points and lines (and sometimes planes), generally with equal numbers of points per line and equal numbers of lines per point.
  5. (countable, computing) The way a computing environment (physical or software) is set up or customized to the needs of its users.
  6. (uncountable, computing) The process of customizing a computing environment in this way.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]



French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr



configuration f (plural configurations)

  1. configuration

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]