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Configuration may refer to:

In computing:

  • Computer configuration or system configuration
  • Configuration file, a software file used to configure the initial settings for a computer program
  • Configurator, also known as choice board, design system, or co-design platform, used in product design to capture customers' specifications
  • Configure (computing) ("./configure" in Unix), the output of Autotools; used to detect system configuration
  • CONFIG.SYS, the primary configuration file for the MS-DOS and OS/2 operating systems

In physics:

  • Configuration space, in classical mechanics, the vector space formed by the parameters of a system
  • Electron configuration, the distribution of electrons of an atom or molecule
  • Molecular configuration, the permanent geometry that results from the spatial arrangement of molecular bonds
  • Configurons – elementary configurational excitations in amorphous materials which involve breaking of chemical bonds and associated strain-releasing local adjustment of centres of atomic vibration[1]

Other uses:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Angell, C.A.; Rao, K.J. Configurational excitations in condensed matter, and “bond lattice” model for the liquid-glass transition. J. Chem. Phys. 1972, 57, 470-481.