What does the word configuration mean?

Usage examples for configuration

  1. Dotfiles are used for user configuration. – Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage by John Goerzen and Ossama Othman
  2. The elevation, configuration, and composition of the great masses of terrestrial surface, and the relative extent and distribution of land and water, are determined by geological influences equally remote from our jurisdiction. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  3. For, if they should succeed in their common enterprise, they would show us the formation of the intellect, and thereby the genesis of that matter of which our intellect traces the general configuration. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson