Setting definition

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The position, direction, or way in which something, such as an automatic control, is set.
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A mounting, as for a jewel.
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A place setting.
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(music) A composition written or arranged to fit a text, such as a poetical work.
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The act of one that sets.
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Present participle of set.
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Setting is the act of placing items in a certain way.

An example of setting is placing plates, napkins, fork, knives and spoons in a proper arrangement on the table.

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The definition of a setting is the way in which something is positioned or the environment or surroundings.

An example of a setting is the metal framework of a ring into which a gem is placed.

An example of a setting is the forest in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Hunting with a setter.
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Something set in, or inserted.
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The act of setting.

The setting of the sun.

The setting, or hardening, of moist plaster of Paris.

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A set of eggs in a hen's nest.
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That disappears below the horizon.
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The context and environment in which a situation is set; the background.
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The time, place, and circumstances in which a narrative, drama, or film takes place.
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The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
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The time, place, environment, and surrounding circumstances of an event, story, play, etc.
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The music or the composing of music for a set of words, as a poem.
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A batch of eggs to be artificially incubated.
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A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
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A thing in or upon which something is set; specif., the backing for a gem or gems, or the style or shape of this.

A marquise setting.

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Actual physical surroundings or scenery whether real or, as on a stage, artificial.
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The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does.
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The eggs in the nest of a brooding hen.
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A level or placement that a knob or control is set to.

The volume setting on a television.

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The position or adjustment of something, as a dial, that has been set.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
setting
Plural:
settings