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English definition of “setting”

setting

noun [C]  /ˈset̬·ɪŋ/ us  

setting noun [C] (JEWELRY PART)

the part of a piece of jewelry designed to hold a stone: It was her grandmother’s ring – a single diamond in a gold setting

setting noun [C] (SURROUNDINGS)

the surroundings or place in which something is put: The house has a beautiful setting overlooking the river. The setting of the novel is Paris in the 1920s.

setting noun [C] (CONTROLS)

a position of the controls on a machine or instrument: If the image is dark or fuzzy, adjust the settings.
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