- The plan, makeup, or arrangement, as of equipment or an organization.
- The details of a situation, plan of action, etc.
An example of a setup is how food and drinks are arranged at a party.
An example of a setup is when a strong debater is matched with a weak debater.
An example of a setup pitcher is a relief pitcher who does pitch the last balls of the game.
After inserting the disk, run the setup.
A simple setup on the bottling line involves reloading bottles and labels; emptying, cleaning, and reloading the tanks; and a test run.