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(kən-fĭg'yər) pronunciation
tr.v., -ured, -ur·ing, -ures.
To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses: a military vehicle that was configured for rough terrain; configured the computer by setting the system's parameters.

[Middle English configuren, from Old French configurer, from Latin cōnfigūrāre : com-, com- + figūrāre, to form (from figūra, shape).]


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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 preferences.

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Set up a computer system or application to be used in a particular way.

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verb

    To create by combining parts or elements: build, compose, form, pattern, shape, structure. See make/unmake.

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  • Hardware and Peripherals - configure: (vb) adjust printer, modem, or other peripheral to follow central processor; set up software with user-designated parameters


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