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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconformationcon‧for‧ma‧tion /ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃən $ ˌkɑːnfɔːr-/ AWL noun [countable, uncountable] technical  THthe shape of something or the way in which it is formed the conformation of the Earth
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conformationThe alternative conformation extends away from the molecule, stabilized by crystal contacts.Although a late developer, it began to take on the size and conformation of an excellent Clydesdale stallion.The surface microenvironment could not only influence initial immobilisation and orientation, but also antibody conformation and effectiveness.I had brought four young people who I was preparing for conformation.Steers and heifers make good beef and the conformation could be described as a dairy type with extra flesh.It locates the conformation of least energy or a user-specified number of low energy conformations.The conformation should reflect the breed's dual-purpose nature, and quality is more important than size.
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