Conformation
Conformation Con`for*ma"tion, n. [L. conformatio: cf. F. conformation.] 1. The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity. [1913 Webster]

The conformation of our hearts and lives to the duties of true religion and morality. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement. [1913 Webster]

In Hebrew poetry, there may be observed a certain conformation of the sentences. --Lowth. [1913 Webster]

A structure and conformation of the earth. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]


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  • conformation — [ kɔ̃fɔrmasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1560; bas lat. conformatio ♦ Disposition naturelle des différentes parties d un corps organisé. ⇒ configuration, constitution, forme, organisation, structure. Conformation anatomique. Conformation du squelette. Mauvaise… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Conformation — generally means structural arrangement and may refer to: Carbohydrate conformation, the three dimensional shape of a carbohydrate Chemical structure, also called the chemical conformation, the spatial arrangement of atoms and chemical bonds in a… …   Wikipedia

  • conformation — CONFORMATION. s. f. Manière dont un corps organisé est conformé. La conformation des parties d un corps. La conformation des organes. Cette maladie vient d un vice de conformation. [b]f♛/b] On appelle Vice de conformation dans un animal, Ce qu il …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • conformation — Conformation. s. f. Maniere dont une chose est formée. La conformation des parties d un corps. la conformation des traits. Il ne se dit guere que dans ces phrases …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • conformation — index adjustment, arrangement (ordering), building (business of assembling), composition (makeup), configuration (form) …   Law dictionary

  • conformation — 1510s, from L. conformationem (nom. conformatio) a symmetrical forming, noun of action from pp. stem of conformare (see CONFORM (Cf. conform)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conformation — configuration, *form, shape, figure Analogous words: *structure, anatomy, framework, skeleton …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conformation — [n] shape anatomy, arrangement, build, cast, configuration, figure, form, formation, frame, framework, outline, structure, symmetry, type; concepts 754,757 …   New thesaurus

  • conformation — [kän΄fôr mā′shən, kän΄fərmā′shən] n. [L conformatio < pp. of conformare] 1. Rare a conforming or being conformed; adaptation 2. a) a completed or symmetrical formation and arrangement of the parts of a thing b) the structure or form of a thing …   English World dictionary

  • CONFORMATION — s. f. Manière dont une chose est conformée. Il se dit plus particulièrement Des corps organisés. La conformation des parties d un corps. La conformation des organes. Une bonne conformation. Conformation vicieuse.   Vice de conformation dans une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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