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Definition of setting:

  1. Something set in, or inserted.
  2. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
  3. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
  4. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting ( hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting ( set) of a current.

Synonyms:

saddle horse, surround, circumstance, reach, backdrop, milieu, gradation, geocentric, ambient, charm, ad-lib, background, contrivance, backcloth, metrication, adagio, bead, tantrum, imperial, bone china, dinner service, canteen, crockery, mountain, calibration, clasp, factor, screen background, picture, air, cruet, clime, backing, orbit, graduation, mise en scene, concerto, compass, background knowledge, atmosphere, background signal, desktop, aside, location, action, scenery, metric, conniption, medium, shot, climate, cathode-ray oscilloscope, crocks, content, center, backstory, denouement, the credits, vista, climb, environs, site, chant, arrangement, consideration, scene, context of use, performing arts, set, terrain, mount, cantata, riding horse, scope, range, act, earthenware, view, facet, stage setting, comic relief, ambit, base, dishes, cutlery, prospect, allegro, measure, venue, fit, aspect, whereabouts, oscilloscope, china, chorus, panorama, linguistic context, absolute, place, condition, context, contexture, bass, andante, telescope, place setting.

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