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n. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing; shape; figure.


 - (Astrol.) Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.


 - (Chem.) the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule as determined by the covalent bonds between them; the three-dimensional structure that cannot be changed without breaking the covalent bonds between atoms of a molecule. It is distinguished from conformation, which is the exact relative location in space of all of the atoms of a molecule, which may vary at different times or in different environments.


 - (Computers) a specification of the parts of a computer system, consisting of the essential components of the computer plus the complete set of all internal and external devices directly attached to it.

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