con·fig·u·ra·tion /kənˌfɪgjəˈreʃən, ˌkɑn, gəˈ/
con·fig·u·ra·tion /kənˌfɪg(j)əˈreʃən, ˌkɑn-/ 名詞
設定; 架構; 配置; 組態
1. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing; shape; figure.
It is the variety of configurations [of the mouth] . . . which gives birth and origin to the several vowels. --Harris.
2. Astrol. Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
They [astrologers] undertook . . . to determine the course of a man's character and life from the configuration of the stars at the moment of his birth. --Whewell.
n 1: an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on
the configuration of influences at the time" [syn: constellation]
2: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);
"he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
[syn: shape, form, contour, conformation]