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reconfigure

[ree-kuh n-fig-yer] /ˌri kənˈfɪg yər/
verb (used with object), reconfigured, reconfiguring.
1.
to change the shape or formation of; remodel; restructure.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; re- + configure, by back formation from configuration
Related forms
reconfiguration, noun
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Examples from the web for reconfigure
  • He adds that authorities are set to decide by next month whether to reconfigure the stockpile.
  • Another idea would be to reconfigure photosynthesis itself.
  • Software-defined radios can reconfigure themselves automatically to recognize and communicate with each other.
  • It is possible to reconfigure some parts of this network for different purposes.
  • The devices learn the power cycles of each appliance and reconfigure them to maximize collective efficiency.
  • The operator will then send the message to reconfigure the phone.
  • It plans to reconfigure the accelerator pedal so that it cannot get caught on the floor mats.
  • Maybe it'll reinvent itself, or break up and reconfigure before trying again.
  • The gyrations of the steel industry provide a road map of how they might reconfigure their industrial relations.
  • reconfigure the smoke barrier so that it spans from exterior wall to exterior wall and seal all penetrations.
British Dictionary definitions for reconfigure

reconfigure

/ˌriːkənˈfɪɡə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to rearrange the elements or settings of (a system, device, computer application, etc)
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Word Origin and History for reconfigure
v.

1964, from re- + configure. Related: Reconfigured; reconfiguring.

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