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noun [countable] setting pronunciation in British English /ˈsetɪŋ/ 
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  1. 1
    the place where someone or something is, and all the things, people, or emotions that are part of that place

    We provide health care outside any kind of institutional setting.

    a hotel in a charming mountain setting

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of setting
  2. 2
    a particular time or place that a play, book, film etc happens in

    a love story in a tropical island setting

  3. 3
    a position that the controls of a piece of equipment are at

    To save energy, lower the thermostat setting at night.

  4. 6
    music a piece of music added to words, especially to the words of a poem
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