Definition of conformation:
geometry, var., bod, shape, residence, manakin, figure, pattern, contour, agree, layout, complaisance, contour line, conformism, change, strain, correspondence, phase, grade, adaption, keeping, agreement, class, material body, acclimatization, cast, form, structure, accommodation, conformance, fashion, compliance, compliancy, harmonization, residency, formation, kind, course, arrangement, adaptation, anatomy, conformity, word form, adjustment, abidance, physical body, sort, constellation, congruity, harmony, frame, variant, mannequin, configuration, human body, condition, embodiment, symmetry, accordance, signifier, deference, physique, accord, setup, build, chassis, acclimation, mannikin, chime, descriptor, congruence, manikin, obligingness, submission, soma, ossification, setout, variety, flesh.
Lying down they were pretty well protected by the conformation of the ground from the artillery; and lying down, the infantry generally, even with their better guns, could not hurt them to a great extent; but a line of sharp- shooters, well placed behind cover of scattered rocks on the far side of the field, could reach them with their long- range rifles, and galled them with their dropping fire, picking off man after man.- "The Burial of the Guns", Thomas Nelson Page.
There is no thing in nature finer and stronger than the bark of a tree; it is a thing in place, adapted to its ends, perfect in its conformation, beautiful in its color and its form and the sweep of its contour; and every bark is peculiar to its species.- "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
If the title of gentleman should depend entirely and solely on one's conformation to the laws of etiquette, the most unprincipled profligate or debauchee might successfully wear it; it is, however, but the finish and polish of the jewel- not the diamond itself.- "Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness", Arthur Martine.