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 This long record of pursuing peace and reconciliation gives Africans the moral authority to demand a reconfiguration of the global order. Tim Murithi, Foreign Affairs, 18 Apr. 2023 In an interview with CNBC, ahead of the airline’s first-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CEO Bob Jordan said the company is weighing options for cabin reconfiguration to address its recent revenue shortfall. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2024 Any reconfiguration of the schedule that doesn’t feature six quarterfinal and semifinal games in early January would risk alienating the six major bowls (Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton and Peach) at the heart of the current system. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 13 June 2024 Superintendent Marty Pollio said JCPS transportation personnel are working to identify which families would benefit most from route reconfigurations for both magnet and traditional schools, and more updates should be released in coming weeks. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for reconfiguration 

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reconfiguration was in 1856

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“Reconfiguration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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