configure

[kuhn-fig-yer]
verb (used with object), 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 set up (a program) to enable it to run on a particular computer or for a particular application.

Origin:
back formation from configuration

configurable, adjective
preconfigure, verb (used with object), preconfigured, preconfiguring.
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configure (ˌkənˈfɪɡə)
 
vb
1.  to arrange or organize
2.  computing to set up (a piece of hardware or software) as required

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Word Origin & History

configure
late 14c., from L. configurare "to fashion after a pattern," from con- "together" + figurare "to shape" (see figure).
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configure definition

software
A program by Richard Stallman to discover properties of the current platform and to set up make to compile and install gcc.
Cygnus configure was a similar system developed by K. Richard Pixley in collaboration with Richard Stallman. In 1994, David MacKenzie and others modified autoconf to incorporate all the features of Cygnus configure and many GNU programs, including gcc now use autoconf.
Metaconfig is a similar program used in building Perl.
(http://airs.com/ian/configure).
(2005-04-15)
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Example sentences
Install, configure, and troubleshoot the server hardware and the software
  components of a network with little or no direction.
Visitors to the store can configure a car and arrange a test drive.
Depending on what kind of books you want to fix-up, you may have to configure
  these plugins.
Easy to configure in both automatic and manual modes.
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