conformation

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noun con·for·ma·tion \ˌkän-(ˌ)fȯr-ˈmā-shən, -fər-\

Definition of conformation

  1. 1 :  the act of conforming or producing conformity :  adaptation

  2. 2 :  formation of something by appropriate arrangement of parts or elements :  an assembling into a whole the gradual conformation of the embryo

  3. 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

conformational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of conformation in a sentence

  1. The dogs will be judged on conformation tomorrow.

  2. an ice sculpture in the conformation of a swan

1511

First Known Use of conformation

1511


CONFORMATION Defined for English Language Learners

conformation

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noun con·for·ma·tion \ˌkän-(ˌ)fȯr-ˈmā-shən, -fər-\

Definition of conformation for English Language Learners

  • : the way in which something is formed or shaped


Medical Dictionary

conformation

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noun con·for·ma·tion \ˌkän-(ˌ)fȯr-ˈmā-shən, -fər-\

Medical Definition of conformation

  1. :  any of the spatial arrangements of a molecule that can be obtained by rotation of the atoms about a single bond

conformational

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conformationally

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