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setting

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
setting(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (location)
a. el escenario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a play)
The play's setting was humble but the cast was perfect.El escenario de la obra era modesto, pero el elenco era perfecto.
b. la ambientación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of a film)
I thought the film's setting extremely evocative.La ambientación de la película me pareció sumamente evocadora.
c. el marco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This little restaurant offers the perfect romantic setting for a date.Este pequeño restaurante ofrece el marco romántico perfecto para una cita.
2. (telecommunications)
a. la configuración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
In such case, the computer settings are returned to the defaults.En ese caso, la configuración del ordenador vuelve a ser la que tenía por defecto.
b. el ajuste
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
You can change the language on your device in Settings.Puedes cambiar el idioma en tu dispositivo en Ajustes.
3. (mount)
a. la montura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The pendant consisted of three diamonds in a gold setting.El colgante consistía en tres diamantes en montura de oro.
4. (position)
a. la posición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The switch's setting was changed from On to Off.El interruptor pasó de la posición de encendido a la de apagado.
b. el ajuste
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The temperature in here depends on the setting of the controls.La temperatura aquí dentro depende del ajuste de los mandos.
5. (table setting)
a. el cubierto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The table was laid out and there were four settings.La mesa estaba puesta y había cubiertos para cuatro personas.
6. (music)
a. el arreglo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I've just composed a musical setting for an Auden poem.Acabo de componer un arreglo musical para un poema de Auden.
7. (printing)
a. la composición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We are looking for a page setting expert.Buscamos a un experto en la composición de páginas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
8. (not rising)
a. poniente
The setting sun had almost disappeared below the horizon.El sol poniente casi había desaparecido bajo el horizonte.
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setting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of story, festival)
a. el escenario m, marco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of sun)
a. la puesta (de sol)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (on machine)
a. la posición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
highest settingmáximo m
lowest settingmínimo m
setting lotionfijador m
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (sun, star)
a. poniente
setting [ˈsetɪŋ]
noun
1 [of novel etc] escenario (m); (scenery) marco (m); [of jewels] engaste (m); montura (f)
2 (Mús) arreglo (m)
3 [of controls] ajuste (m)
4 [of sun] puesta (f)
5 [of bone] encaje (m); reducción (f)
6 (Tip) composición (f)
modifier
setting lotion (n) fijador (m) (para el pelo)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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