Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To rearrange the elements or settings of.

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  • verb to arrange into a new configuration

Etymologies

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re- +‎ configure

Examples

  • PARC researcher Mark Yim builds amazing modular robots that can self-reconfigure from a snake to a loop to a spider without stopping.

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  • He said Clinton did well to "reconfigure" the Democratic party and "restored a sense of community coupled with responsibility."

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  • After he was banished, Giamatti said Rose would have to "reconfigure" his life to have any hope of reinstatement, and that standard is likely to be argued now.

    USATODAY.com - Recognizing 'I'm 14 years late,' Rose admits he bet on baseball

  • Norfolk County Council is planning to "reconfigure" its network of children's centres, some of its rural centres are likely to merge or work more closely together.

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  • Earlier, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told media at a Louisiana bird rescue centre BP had been forced to "reconfigure" in its attempts to insert the tube.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • In June 2008, UN Secretary General Ban decided to "reconfigure" UNMIK and reduce the size of the UN presence in Kosovo, effectively ending the UN's role as administrator of Kosovo and welcoming EU deployment of its Rule of Law Mission (EULEX).

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  • This figure features a giant sword and you can "reconfigure" Imari's clothes.

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  • I do think it's going to take some time for NBC to kind of reconfigure their primetime lineup and certainly for Leno to reestablish himself in the 11.30 Eastern Time period.

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  • The statement claims that they will "reconfigure" their supervisory personnel and have sensitivity training to prevent discriminatory actions.

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  • This figure features a giant sword and you can "reconfigure" Imari's clothes.

    Anime Nano!

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