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noun (GROUP)    /set/
A2 [C] a group of similar things that belong together in some way: We bought Charles and Mandy a set of cutlery as a wedding present. I always keep a tool set in the back of my car. The doctor said that he hadn't seen this particular set of symptoms before. We need to establish a new set of priorities.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures A2 [C] a number of objects or pieces of equipment needed for a particular activity, especially playing a game: a chess/train/chemistry setGroups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures [C] specialized mathematics In mathematics, a set is a group of objects with stated characteristics.Numerical relationships [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who have similar interests and ways of living: the London set She's got in with a very arty set. The smart set is/are going to the Caprice restaurant this season.Groups of people
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