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Overview of noun setting

The noun setting has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (7) setting, scene

(the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story")

2. (2) setting, background, scope

(the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting")

3. (1) mise en scene, stage setting, setting

(arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted)

4. context, circumstance, setting

(the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context")

5. setting

(the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat")

6. place setting, setting

(a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware")

7. mount, setting

(a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount")


Overview of noun set

The noun set has 13 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (23) set

(a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth")

2. (14) set

((mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite")

3. (6) set, exercise set

(several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press")

4. (3) stage set, set

(representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; "the sets were meticulously authentic")

5. (2) set, circle, band, lot

(an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot")

6. (1) bent, set

(a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious")

7. (1) set

(the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat")

8. set

(a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner")

9. hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curing

(the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue")

10. Set, Seth

(evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris)

11. set

(the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; "before the set of sun")

12. set, readiness

((psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set")

13. set

(any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries")

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