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- IPA(key): /kɑnfɚˈmeɪʃən/, /kɑn.foʊɹˈmeɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Homophone: confirmation (in some dialects)
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- The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.
- The state of being conformed; agreement
- 1866, William Lobscheid, Chinese Emigration to the West Indies:
- I was much struck with the gaiety of the creoles , whose exterior told a stranger that education had been doing something among them in these solitudes ; and as all the parties kissed the Bible in conformation with the law of England
- Structure, the arrangement of parts of some thing; form; arrangement.
- 1853, David Low, On the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands:
- One may see well the advantages of this form from the coach - box of our heavily - loaded public vehicles , where animals of different conformation are yoked together
- (chemistry) The spatial arrangement of a group of atoms in a molecule as a result of rotation about a covalent bond which remains unbroken.
- 1980, Bernard Miller, Organic Chemistry, the Basis of Life:
- The more stable conformation has the methyl group in an equatorial position , since this minimizes repulsions between axial substituents
- (act of conforming): conformance
the act of conforming; the act of producing conformity
the state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure
conformation f (plural conformations)
- “conformation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
conformation (plural conformationes)