re·​con·​fig·​ure (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈfi-gyər How to pronounce reconfigure (audio)
 especially British  -ˈfi-gə
reconfigured; reconfiguring; reconfigures

transitive verb

: to rearrange (something) into an altered form, figure, shape, or layout : to configure (something) again or in a new way
Back in the business end of the airplane, built-in features allow the single loadmaster to reconfigure the cargo bay for different types of loads in under an hour in flight. Richard DeMeis
Neuroimaging suggested that his brain had essentially reconfigured itself—surviving neurons bypassed dead ones and forged new connections to one another. Jeneen Interlandi

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconfigure was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Reconfigure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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