The phrase will be used for a description where brevity and concision are important. Which of the two phrases is correct, and is one preferred over the other?

  1. Configs panel components.
  2. Configs the panel components.
  • Neither one is correct. It would help if you explained what you wanted to say in other words, but I think what you mean is "Configure the panel components." Configure is a verb. Configs is a slang or jargon term meaning "configuration files". – stangdon Jan 28 '17 at 13:24
  • Ok, I wanted to use a verb, i try to describe something that do an action. Configs should be replaced by Configures – Orici Jan 29 '17 at 17:39

If you are trying to describe a

configuration panel component

that is a part of a configuration panel, the correct shortening might be

config panel component

config = configuration
configs = configurations

and the singular is appropriate as the adjective you are looking for.


If you mean to use "config" as a verb, you should use the readily available verb "configure". It's only one extra "e".

Configure panel components.

If you just mean to describe this as a place where you can set configuration, then "config panel" is sufficient.

If you want to describe the elements in this panel, because it's a configuration "components" is not the correct word. "Settings" is correct.

Config panel settings.

  • I want to describe a group of actions necesary to apply a determinate behavior to several components compose one bigest. For example, if a group of five blocks was grouped to build a tower, i want to define its order and colour. – Orici Jan 29 '17 at 17:47
  • We would probably call this a "preset" of defined values. – Andrew Jan 29 '17 at 18:40

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