- 1The shape or structure of something, especially an animal: the judges run their hands over the dog’s body and legs, checking its conformation [mass noun]: we’ve been looking for stock with good overall conformationMore example sentences
- Following this event it takes some time for the channel conformation to relax back to the original structure or conformation.
- It also improves the carcase conformation and composition, while he also finds the lambs are much cleaner due to the lower worm burden.
- The judges then walked down the row checking the conformation of the horses and getting a closer look at each one.
- 1.1 Chemistry Any of the spatial arrangements which the atoms in a molecule may adopt and freely convert between, especially by rotation about individual single bonds: a change of DNA conformation induced by binding of RNA polymerase Compare with configuration.More example sentences
- Then, we fix the adsorbed DNA molecules in their conformations thanks to uranyl acetate and we dry the sample using filter paper.
- Amino acid side chains are known to adopt discrete conformations depending on the local protein environment.
- We then estimate the free energies of all dimer conformations in all-atom molecular mechanics simulations with explicit water.
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- In this article, we only study the kinetics involving the conformational changes near the binding interface.
- These functions increased the conformational energy of the system if it deviated from specified parameters.
- In this approach, only energy-minimized conformational substates have been considered.
early 16th century (in the sense 'conforming, adaptation'): from Latin conformatio(n-), from conformare 'to shape, fashion' (see conform).
More definitions of conformationDefinition of conformation in:
- The US English dictionary