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configuration

1. Physics Chem
a. the shape of a molecule as determined by the arrangement of its atoms
b. the structure of an atom or molecule as determined by the arrangement of its electrons and nucleons
2. Psychol the unit or pattern in perception studied by Gestalt psychologists
3. Computing the particular choice of hardware items and their interconnection that make up a particular computer system

configuration

(kon-fig-yŭ-ray -shŏn) See aspect.

Configuration

The form of a figure as determined by the arrangement of its parts, outline, or contour.

configuration

see FIGURATION.

Configuration

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Traditionally, the term configuration was used to refer to any aspect. In contemporary astrology, the term is reserved for sets of interrelated aspects involving three or more planets, such as T-squares, grand trines, and so forth. By extension, the configuration is sometimes used to refer to the pattern presented by the entire horoscope.

Configuration

 

(of molecules). In stereochemistry the configuration characterizes the spatial arrangement of atoms or groups of atoms in an asymmetric atom, in an asymmetrically substituted double bond, in a small (rigid) ring, and in the central atom of complex compounds.

The differences in configuration are determined by the existence of two types of stable stereoisomers: geometrical and optical isomers. Chemical and particularly physical methods of investigation are widely used in determining the configuration of molecules. Thus, using a special X-ray technique, it has been possible to demonstrate, for example, the spatial arrangement of substituents around asymmetric carbon atoms (designated by asterisks) in a molecule of tartaric acid—dextrorotatory (I) and levorotatory (II):

The configuration of a molecule does not alter with changes in its conformation, that is, the rotation of individual parts of a molecule relative to one another about single bonds. Sometimes (for example, in the chemistry and physical chemistry of macromolecular compounds), the term “configuration” is used in a broader sense to include the entire spatial model of a molecule.

V. M. POTAPOV

configuration

[kən‚fig·yə′rā·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
A particular type of specific aircraft, rocket, or such, which differs from others of the same model by the arrangement of its components or by the addition or omission of auxiliary equipment; for example, long-range configuration or cargo configuration.
(chemistry)
The three-dimensional spatial arrangement of atoms in a stable or isolable molecule.
(computer science)
For a computer system, the relationship of hardware elements to each other, and the manner in which they are electronically connected.
(electricity)
A group of components interconnected to perform a desired circuit function.
(mathematics)
An arrangement of geometric objects.
(mechanics)
The positions of all the particles in a system.
(systems engineering)
A group of machines interconnected and programmed to operate as a system.

configuration

The spatial arrangement of wood particles, chips, flakes, or fibers used in particleboard, fiberboard, etc.

configuration (as applied to the airplane)

A particular combination of the position of the moveable elements, such as wing flaps, landing gear, etc., which affect the aerodynamic characteristics of the airplane (ICAO).

configuration

The makeup of a system. To "configure software" means selecting programmable options that make the program function to the user's liking. To "configure hardware" means assembling desired components for a custom system as well as selecting options in the user-programmable parts of the system. "Configurability" refers to the hardware or software's ability to be changed and customized. See settings.
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IO.SYS then checks for CONFIG.SYS and executes any instructions it contains.
Since the sink node is responsible for data collection, it requires the collected data from its neighbors by broadcasting the CONFIG packets.
To configure the example for both the text messages and the Microsoft* Azure* data store, change theTWILIO_ACCT_SID, TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN, SERVER, and AUTH_TOKEN keys in the config.json file as follows:
The basic plan is to use the DEVICEHIGH and LOADHIGH commands in the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT, respectively, to move as many software drivers as possible out of conventional memory and into the memory above 640KB.
After the system has loaded the three programs, it will look for a file called CONFIG.SYS that specifies variable parameters for certain operating conditions.
Make sure you have the file config.json in the folder ibm-iotf along with the index.js file.
ON the key config screen in options, change your buttons so that pressing tilt left and right also triggers tilt up.
In order to achieve this, you must put a line in your CONFIG.SYS file that reads "DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS" and another that reads "DOS=HIGH".
This feature can be activated by including the command "DEVICE = ANSI.SYS" in the "CONFIG.SYS" file (found in the main or root directory) and then rebooting the computer.
This version added basic flat rate shipping price to products in WebStore, added config settings to control whether non download webstore orders require authentication and added option to FlexMenu to control rendering of href when page is not clickable.
A CONFIG.SYS is a hidden system file on your C: drive that loads hardware device drivers used by Windows or MS-DOS.
The actual files backed up are Windows system registry and settings, Windows default user registry and settings, Windows logged in user registry and settings, Win.ini, System.ini, Desktop icons/links, Start Menu icons and links, Autoexec.bat, Config.sys, Control.ini and Protocol.ini.