|1.||the general shape or outline of an object; configuration|
|2.||the arrangement of the parts of an object|
|3.||the act or state of conforming|
|a. another name for configuration|
|b. one of the configurations of a molecule that can easily change its shape and can consequently exist in equilibrium with molecules of different configuration|
conformation con·for·ma·tion (kŏn'fər-mā'shən)
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.