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English definition of “set”


adjective [not gradable] (FIXED)   /set/
fixed or firm: There wasn’t a set time for us to get there. If you are set on something, you have firmly decided about it: HMOs are good if you aren’t set on one specific doctor.
(Definition of set adjective (FIXED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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