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1inset

noun in·set \ˈin-ˌset\

: a small map or picture that is shown on or next to a larger map or picture in order to show more detail

: a piece of something that is added to something larger often for decoration

Full Definition of INSET

1
a :  a place where something flows in :  channel
b :  a setting or flowing in
2
:  something that is inset: as
a :  a small graphic representation (as a map or picture) set within a larger one
b :  a piece of cloth set into a garment (as for decoration)
c :  a part or section of a utensil that fits into an outer part

Examples of INSET

  1. The floor is decorated with an inset of marble tiles.
  2. velvet dresses with silk insets

First Known Use of INSET

1559

Other Cartography Terms

Robinson projection, benchmark, plat, projection, topography

2inset

verb in·set \ˈin-ˌset, in-ˈ\

: to put (something) in something larger for decoration, to give information, etc.

: to put something into (something) often for decoration

inset or in·set·tedin·set·ting

Full Definition of INSET

transitive verb
1
:  set in; especially :  to insert within something else in such a way as to be visible
2
:  to provide with an inset

Examples of INSET

  1. inset a map in a larger map

First Known Use of INSET

1658
INSETTING Defined for Kids

1inset

noun in·set \ˈin-ˌset\

Definition of INSET for Kids

:  a smaller thing that is inserted into a larger thing <The Ohio map has an inset showing Columbus in detail.>

2inset

verb
in·set or in·set·tedin·set·ting

Definition of INSET for Kids

:  1insert 2

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