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English noun: setting

1. setting (location) the context and environment in which something is set


SamplesThe perfect setting for a ghost story.


Synonymsscene


Broader (hypernym)environment, environs, surround, surroundings


Narrower (hyponym)scenario

2. setting (state) the state of the environment in which a situation exists


SamplesYou can't do that in a university setting.


Synonymsbackground, scope


Broader (hypernym)environment


Narrower (hyponym)canvas, canvass, show window, showcase

3. setting (artifact) arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted


Synonymsmise en scene, stage setting


Broader (hypernym)stage


Part holonymflat, prop, property, set, stage set

4. setting (state) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event


SamplesThe historical context.


Synonymscircumstance, context


Broader (hypernym)environment


Narrower (hyponym)conditions, conditions

5. setting (location) the physical position of something


SamplesHe changed the setting on the thermostat.


Broader (hypernym)place, position

6. setting (artifact) a table service for one person


SamplesA place setting of sterling flatware.


Synonymsplace setting


Broader (hypernym)service, table service

7. setting (artifact) a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place


SamplesThe diamond was in a plain gold mount.


Synonymsmount


Broader (hypernym)mounting


Narrower (hyponym)pave









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