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set

noun [C]
 
 
/set/
GROUP A2 a group of things that belong together: a set of instructions/rules a set of keys/toolsGroups and collections of thingsVariety and mixturesNumerical relationships
FILM/PLAY B2 the place where a film or play is performed or recorded, and the pictures, furniture, etc that are used: They first met on the set of 'Star Wars'.Theatres, cinemas and their partsProduction, direction and recording
TENNIS B2 one part of a tennis match: Nadal is leading by four games to one in the third set.Tennis and racket sports
TV/RADIO B1 a television or radio: a TV setTelevision
MUSIC a group of songs or tunes that go together to make a musical performanceMusical performances
MATHS a group of numbers or thingsNumerical relationships
(Definition of set noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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