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Dictionary definition for: Setting

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

2. (a) (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon; "the setting sun"

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

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

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

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

7. (n) 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"

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