Simple Definition of conformation
: the way in which something is formed or shaped
Full Definition of conformation
2 : formation of something by appropriate arrangement of parts or elements : an assembling into a whole <the gradual conformation of the embryo>
3 a : correspondence especially to a model or plan b : structure c : the shape or proportionate dimensions especially of an animal d : any of the spatial arrangements of a molecule that can be obtained by rotation of the atoms about a single bond
conformationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of conformation in a sentence
The dogs will be judged on conformation tomorrow.
<an ice sculpture in the conformation of a swan>
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