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1    the surroundings in which something is set; scene  
2    the scenery, properties, or background, used to create the location for a stage play, film, etc.  
3      (Music)   a composition consisting of a certain text and music provided or arranged for it  
4    the metal mounting and surround of a gem  
diamonds in an antique gold setting     
5    the tableware, cutlery, etc., for a single place at table  
6    any of a series of points on a scale or dial that can be selected to control the level as of temperature, speed, etc., at which a machine functions  
7    a clutch of eggs in a bird's nest, esp. a clutch of hen's eggs  

      n     (Photog)   a shutter setting in which the shutter remains open until the shutter control is released  
claw setting  
      n     (Brit)   a jewellery setting with clawlike prongs,   (U.S. equivalent)    Tiffany setting  
hand setting  
      n     (Printing)   text matter composed in metal type by hand, rather than by machine  
place setting  
      n   the set of items of cutlery, crockery, and glassware laid for one person at a dining table  
setting lotion  
      n   a perfumed solution of gum or a synthetic resin in a solvent, used in hairdressing to make a set last longer  
setting rule  
      n     (Printing)   a metal strip used in the hand-setting of type in a composing stick to separate the line being set from the previous one  
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backdrop, background, back story, context, frame, locale, location, mise en scène, mounting, perspective, scene, scenery, set, site, surround, surroundings  

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training or Intensive Care in out hospital Intensive care setting
Medical term; See also Mobile Intensive Care Unit
patient in prehospital setting in Profound Coma or in Cardiac Arrest that could be a Donor afer hospital verification of cerebral death and none contraindications
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