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English noun: configuration

1. configuration (cognition) an arrangement of parts or elements

SamplesThe outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time.


Broader (hypernym)design, plan

Narrower (hyponym)chunking, network topology, redundancy, topology, unitisation, unitization

2. configuration (attribute) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

SamplesHe could barely make out their shapes.

Synonymsconformation, contour, form, shape

Broader (hypernym)spatial property, spatiality

Narrower (hyponym)angularity, bluntness, concaveness, concavity, convexity, convexness, crookedness, curvature, curve, dullness, keenness, lobularity, narrowing, roundness, sharpness, straightness, stratification, topography

Attributecrooked, straight

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