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CONFIGURA'TION, noun [Latin]

1. External form, figure, shape; the figure which bounds a body, and gives it its external appearance, constituting one of the principal differences between bodies.

2. Aspects of the planets; or the face of the horoscope, according to the aspects of the planets toward each other at any time.

3. Resemblance of one figure to another.