configuration (stereochemical)

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C01249
In the context of stereochemistry, the term is restricted to the arrangements of atoms of a molecular entity in space that distinguishes @S05984@, the @I03294@ between which is not due to @C01258@ differences.
See also:
absolute configuration
,
relative configuration
Sources:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1099 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193. (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2204 [Terms] [Paper]