Definition of configure in English:


Syllabification: con·fig·ure
Pronunciation: /kənˈfigyər


[with object]
  • 1Shape or put together in a particular form or configuration: two of the aircraft will be configured as VIP transports
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    • It seemed from that morning on we were inseparable, even configuring our schedules together.
    • Upon configuring the aircraft for landing, the crew noticed they had fuel fumes in the cockpit.
    • When configuring the aircraft for landing, things got interesting.
  • 1.1 Computing Arrange or order (a computer system or an element of it) so as to fit it for a designated task: expanded memory can be configured as a virtual drive
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    • The course will run over six weeks in May and June and will teach people to upgrade and repair computers and configure their operating systems.
    • So the logical step is to add a DVD drive to my machine and configure my system for DVD playback.
    • You can configure systems online to evaluate different options and prices.



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  • It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and ‘beaming,’ and is configurable to an unlimited number of options.
  • It's not required and is highly configurable meaning that you can use this extra functionality in a few different ways, from the least strict to the most.
  • Our world is increasingly full of configurable artifacts.


late Middle English (in the Latin sense): from Latin configurare 'shape after a pattern', from con- 'together' + figurare 'to shape' (from figura 'shape or figure').

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