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
3a : correspondence especially to a model or planb : structurec : the shape or proportionate dimensions especially of an animald : any of the spatial arrangements of a molecule that can be obtained by rotation of the atoms about a single bond
conformationalplay \ˌkän-(ˌ)fȯr-ˈmā-shnəl, -shə-nəl, -fər-\ adjective
Examples of conformation in a Sentence
The dogs will be judged on conformation tomorrow.
an ice sculpture in the conformation of a swan
Recent Examples of conformation from the Web
In many cases, adopting a pedigree dog comes with a contract from the breeder that requires owners to participate in competitive events such as shows for conformation and agility sports to further the dog's family name.
Otting, who now lives in Nevada, probably will face the same kind of hammering from Senate Banking Committee Democrats over OneWest’s business practices that Mnuchin endured during his conformation process.
Gus was the son of the regional grand champion in conformation and the nephew of the grand champion in agility; and Gus turned out to be the pick of the litter.
Using a breakthrough technology developed by Dr. Dekker and his colleagues called chromosome conformation capture, researchers lately have made progress in tracking the deep structure of DNA.
There’s the Staffordshire bull terrier, which has been a conformation breed since the 1930s; and the newer breed called the American bully, which was derived from the American Staffordshire terrier in the 1990s.
But the three other breeds that are lumped into this category have always been dog show conformation breeds.
The protein will prefer some conformations to others: There may well be only one place in the vast phase space –
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: the way in which something is formed or shaped
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