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noun (n)

  • the context and environment in which something is set (noun.location)
    Synonym: scene
    The perfect setting for a ghost story.
    source: wordnet30
  • the state of the environment in which a situation exists (noun.state)
    Synonym: background, scope
    You can't do that in a university setting.
    source: wordnet30
  • arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • the physical position of something (noun.location)
    He changed the setting on the thermostat.
    source: wordnet30
  • a table service for one person (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: place setting
    A place setting of sterling flatware.
    source: wordnet30
  • a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: mount
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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