Definition of “configuration” - English Dictionary

“configuration” in British English

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uk /kənˌfɪɡ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /kənˌfɪɡ.jəˈreɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “configuration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“configuration” in American English

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configurationnoun [ C ]

us /kənˌfɪɡ·jəˈreɪ·ʃən/

the particular arrangement of the parts of something or of a group of things:

The two-lane configuration of the road leads to congestion.

(Definition of “configuration” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“configuration” in Business English

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/kənˌfɪɡəˈreɪʃən/ uk us IT

[ C ] the way in which something, such as a computer system or software, is organized to operate:

When you press the spacebar, a message appears informing you that "Set-up is inspecting your hardware configuration".

[ U ] a situation in which small changes are made to something, especially a computer system or software:

Automatic configuration copies this file automatically. If it is not present, manual configuration will be necessary.

(Definition of “configuration” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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