re·​con·​fig·​u·​ra·​tion (ˌ)rē-kən-ˌfi-gyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce reconfiguration (audio)
plural reconfigurations
: a new or different relative arrangement of parts or elements : the rearrangement of a previous configuration
But a $132 million reconfiguration of the yard began in 2015 and was scheduled to be completed this spring, a project that includes the new bypass around the yard for freight and passenger trains.Robert Zullo
… but an upcoming roadway reconfiguration project proposes to improve traffic flow by creating a four-way intersection with signal lights and turning lanes.Ed Baker

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconfiguration was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Reconfiguration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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