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

Examples of reconfiguration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No amount of parish reconfiguration will create a more vibrant and sustainable church unless there is also a genuine examination of the deeper, larger issues that have led over many years to the current situation. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 4 May 2024 Fort Lauderdale Dillard High and South Plantation High pair of zones: Sunland Park Academy, already at 91.7%, will have a grade reconfiguration and a boundary change. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 12 May 2024 As Francois Chatillon walked us through all the reconfigurations and infrastructure work, the spectacular nave was as glorious as ever—space will be used for Olympics and Paralympics fencing and taekwondo. Amy Verner, Vogue, 2 May 2024 In addition, the referendum would have funded districtwide grade reconfiguration by moving sixth-graders from the elementary schools to the middle school, along with the reconfiguration of Big Bend Elementary School's parking lot and dropoff areas. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2024 When Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan mentioned a reconfiguration as a possibility for the Detroit People Mover during the Detroit Policy Conference in January, the suggestion might have caught more than a few people off guard. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2024 The most recent change is a temporary reconfiguration of the security checkpoint passenger lines, set to last into early April. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 19 Jan. 2024 The National Association of Realtors has agreed to settle litigation that accused the industry group of artificially inflating real estate commissions, setting up a reconfiguration of the housing market that could dramatically lower how much consumers pay in home transactions. Rachel Kurzius, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 The shift has also necessitated a cultural reconfiguration about election night results, and recast the timeline for learning outcomes in many races. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024

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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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“Reconfiguration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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