/keuhn fig"yeuhr/, v.t., configured, configuring.
1. to design or adapt to form a specific configuration or for some specific purpose: The planes are being configured to hold more passengers in each row.
2. Computers.
a. to put (a computer system) together by supplying a specific computer with appropriate peripheral devices, as a monitor and disk drive, and connecting them.
b. to insert batch files into (a program) to enable it to run with a particular computer.
[back formation from CONFIGURATION]

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