set

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  • The show was set in an international space station in the near future.
  • These would be groups of career soldiers who would be paid a set rate.
  • The band is set to begin writing a new record this year.
  • The number of sets was often kept to a small number as well.
  • The next season, it was only a matter of time before he set a new record.
  • This need is often met when a particular set of house rules becomes generally recognized.
  • The format of the first three volume set established the standard for all others.
  • Clearly you are setting a good example for the rest of the country.
  • The difficulty appears when there is no natural choice of elements from each set.
  • In the early years a number of two-car sets were operated.
  • There are many different ways to set up the game.
  • There were originally nine five-car and three four-car sets.
  • They were designed to run in two or three car sets.
  • However, beauty cannot be reduced to any more basic set of features.
  • Ask him which of them he set a-going, and which way he begun to move them? Cited from The Existence of God, by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe-Fenelon
  • These objects are called the elements or members of the set.
  • It also introduced a more modern setting, a style that was carried over to the next game.
  • For example, the class of all sets would be a proper class.
  • In the setting of individual decision-making there is additional information about the individual patients.
  • It is perhaps a debate that will never be set to rest.
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Meaning of set

  • noun A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    a set of books, a set of golf clubs, a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    the set of prime numbers is infinite
  • noun Several exercises intended to be done in series
    he did four sets of the incline bench press
  • noun An unofficial association of people or groups
    the smart set goes there, they were an angry lot
  • noun The act of putting something in position
    he gave a final set to his hat
  • noun A unit of play in tennis or squash
    they played two sets of tennis after dinner
  • noun Evil egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of osiris
  • noun The descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
    before the set of sun
  • noun (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
    the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution, his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set
  • noun Any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
    the early sets ran on storage batteries
  • verb Establish as the highest level or best performance
    set a record
  • verb Put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
    set the house afire
  • verb Fix in a border
    The goldsmith set the diamond
  • verb Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
    set clocks or instruments
  • verb Locate
    The film is set in Africa
  • verb Disappear beyond the horizon
    the sun sets early these days
  • verb Apply or start
    set fire to a building
  • verb Put into a position that will restore a normal state
    set a broken bone
  • verb Insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
  • verb Give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor