Definition of configuration in English:
1An arrangement of parts or elements in a particular form, figure, or combination: the unrepeatable configuration of the stars at the moment of your birth the broad configuration of the economy remains capitalist
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- The 767 will accommodate any combination of these configurations.
- A friend of mine goes with the theory that there is no self, rather that he is a configuration of infinite diverse elements in a state of constant change.
- Some like a particular configuration of landscape elements, others don't.
arrangement, layout, geography, design, organization, order, ordering, array, presentation, grouping, sorting, positioning, disposition, marshalling, ranging, alignment;
1.1 Computing The arrangement or set-up of the hardware and software that make up a computer system: the PC comes with a removable hard disk drive as part of the standard configuration
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- In principle, there may be several architectural solutions involving different network, software, and hardware configurations.
- Software and hardware configurations keep most of the intruders at bay, but being able to recognise abnormal activity when it occurs seems to be the best method.
- Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations.
1.2 Chemistry The fixed three-dimensional relationship of the atoms in a molecule, defined by the bonds between them. Compare with conformation.
- A nucleophile is any negative ion or neutral molecule whose electronic configuration consists of at least one unpaired electron pair.
- He demonstrated that the most stable configuration for some molecules was some intermediary structure between two other structures.
- The electron configurations of atoms are how the electrons are distributed among the principal energy levels, sublevels, and orbitals.
2 Psychology another term for gestalt.
- Psychologists who work with children, adolescents, couples and families often include various configurations of individuals in their work.
- After a separation or divorce, social configurations change, making feelings of loss and loneliness more intense.
- Participants were also asked about the percentage of their time engaged in different types of therapy configurations.
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- For systems undertaking rare configurational transitions, a more meaningful estimate of order parameters can be performed by averaging data using blocks of configurations not containing the transitions.
- This is a proof for the presence of small energetic deeps within large ones, consistent with a hierarchical organization of the configurational space.
- Shall we conclude, then, that three-quarters of a century of warfare between associationist and configurational learning theories taught us little or nothing about the real nature of learning?
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