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UK [ˈsetɪŋ] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "setting":
singular setting plural settings
1) the place where someone or something is, and all the things, people, or emotions that are part of that place

We provide health care outside any kind of institutional setting.

a hotel in a charming mountain setting


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with setting
▪  beautiful, ideal, idyllic, magnificent, perfect, picturesque, tranquil
2) a particular time or place that a play, book, film etc happens in

a love story in a tropical island setting

3) a position that the controls of a piece of equipment are at

To save energy, lower the thermostat setting at night.

4) the dishes, knives, forks, spoons, table mat, and napkin that one person uses at a meal
5) the metal part of a piece of jewellery that holds a stone or jewel in place
6) music a piece of music added to words, especially to the words of a poem

English dictionary. 2014.

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