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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of conforming or the state of being conformed.
  • n. The structure or outline of an item or entity, determined by the arrangement of its parts.
  • n. A symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing.
  • n. One of the spatial arrangements of atoms in a molecule that can come about through free rotation of the atoms about a single chemical bond.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.
  • n. The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.
  • n. The spatial arrangement of the atoms in a molecule as a result of rotation about a single bond

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.
  • n. The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The manner in which a body is formed; the particular texture or structure of a body, or the arrangement and relation of the parts which compose it; form; structure.
  • n. The act of conforming or adjusting; the act of producing suitableness or conformity: with to.
  • n. The becoming similar in respect of form; approach or reduction to formal resemblance: said of words.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
  • n. acting according to certain accepted standards
  • n. any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

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