Definition of configuration:
embodiment, format, mannequin, class, arabesque, setup, ordonnance, signifier, kind, armature, human body, contour line, check, cast, grade, abidance, material body, physical body, array, manakin, infrastructure, strain, anatomy, design, contour, geometry, flesh, column, soma, course, chronology, conformity, mannikin, fabric, form, variant, constellation, cadre, chassis, compliance, articulation, shell, sort, pattern, word form, bod, conformation, shape, surface, setout, framing, fashion, phase, manikin, coloration, architecture, variety, edifice, var., makeup, getup, argyle, descriptor.
- form (part of speech: noun)
- situation (part of speech: noun)
- outline (part of speech: noun)
This relative method of mapping micrometrically a field of neighbouring stars, and comparing their configuration now and six months hence, was, however, the method ultimately destined to succeed; and it is, I believe, the only method which has succeeded down to the present day.- "Pioneers of Science", Oliver Lodge.
The chair was too small for her; and, from her peculiar configuration, one looking at her in a full front view would not be likely to conjecture she was seated, but rather that she was a short and dumpy woman, and leaned against some prop for rest- the line from her chin to her toe being that of the face of a pyramid.- "Quodlibet", John P. Kennedy.
In front the barrier reef is broken by the fresh water of the streams; if the swell be from the north, it enters almost without diminution; and the war- ships roll dizzily at their moorings, and along the fringing coral which follows the configuration of the beach, the surf breaks with a continuous uproar.- "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.