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noun set·up \ˈset-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of setup

  • : the process of making something (such as a machine or computer program) ready to be used

  • : the way that something is done or organized

  • : a situation in which someone is deliberately put in a bad position or made to look guilty

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of setup

  1. 1a :  carriage of the body; especially :  erect and soldierly bearingb :  constitution, makeup

  2. 2a :  the assembly and arrangement of the tools and apparatus required for the performance of an operationb :  the preparation and adjustment of machines for an assigned task

  3. 3a :  a table settingb :  glass, ice, and mixer served to patrons who supply their own liquor

  4. 4a :  a camera position from which a scene is filmed; also :  the footage taken from one camera positionb :  the final arrangement of the scenery and properties for a scene of a theatrical or cinematic production

  5. 5a :  a position of the balls in billiards or pool from which it is easy to scoreb :  a task or contest purposely made easyc :  something easy to get or accomplishd :  something (as a plot) that has been constructed or contrivede :  the execution of a planned scoring play in sports

  6. 6a :  the manner in which the elements or components of a machine, apparatus, or system are arranged, designed, or assembledb :  the patterns within which political, social, or administrative forces operate :  customary or established practice

  7. 7 :  project, plan

  8. 8 :  something done by deceit or trickery in order to compromise or frame someone

Examples of setup in a sentence

  1. Setup of the new software is a breeze.

  2. It took me a while to learn the setup of the office's filing system.

  3. We had a great setup. On my days off, my wife would work from home while I took care of the kids.

  4. The software makes it easy to create custom setups.


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