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verb con·fig·ure \kən-ˈfi-gyər, especially British -ˈfi-gər\

Definition of configure

configured

configuring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to set up for operation especially in a particular way <a fighter plane configured for the Malaysian air force>

Examples of configure in a sentence

  1. The instructions tell you how to configure the kit correctly.

  2. The plane is configured for military use.

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First Known Use of configure

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CONFIGURE Defined for English Language Learners

configure

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verb con·fig·ure \kən-ˈfi-gyər, especially British -ˈfi-gər\

Definition of configure for English Language Learners

  • : to arrange or prepare (something) so that it can be used



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