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settingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈset̬·ɪŋ/
  • 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.
(Definition of setting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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settingnoun

uk   /ˈset.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈset̬.ɪŋ/
  • setting noun (POSITION)

B2 [C usually singular] the position of a house or other building: Their house is in an idyllic country setting.
B2 [C usually singular] the time and the place in which the action of a book, film, play, etc. happens: The play has its setting in a wartime prison camp.

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  • setting noun (MUSIC)

[C] music written or provided for a poem or other words so that they can be sung: He sang Schubert's setting of a Goethe poem.
(Definition of setting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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