Configuration

Con*fig`u*ra"tion

(?), n. [L. configuratio.] 1. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing; shape; figure.
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It is the variety of configurations [of the mouth] . . . which gives birth and origin to the several vowels.
Harris.
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2. (Astrol.) Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
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They [astrologers] undertook . . . to determine the course of a man's character and life from the configuration of the stars at the moment of his birth.
Whewell.
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