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set·up

 (sĕt′ŭp′)
n.
1. The way in which something is constituted, arranged, or planned.
2. The gathering and organization of the equipment needed for an operation, procedure, or task.
3.
a. Physical makeup; physique.
b. Body posture or carriage, especially militarily erect bearing.
4.
a. often setups Informal The collective ingredients, such as ice, mixers, and glasses, necessary for serving various alcoholic drinks.
b. A table setting, as in a restaurant.
5. A camera position, as for a particular shot in a scene being filmed.
6. Slang
a. A contest prearranged to result in an easy or faked victory.
b. An endeavor intentionally made easy.
c. A deceptive scheme, such as a fraud or hoax.
7. A plan or strategy for a projected course of action.
8. Sports A play or pass that creates a scoring opportunity.

set•up

(ˈsɛtˌʌp)

n.
1. organization; arrangement.
2. an act or instance of setting up or getting ready.
3. the carriage of the body; bearing.
4. a camera position, as for a particular shot.
5. a service of glass, ice, soda water, etc., for patrons who provide their own liquor.
6.
a. an undertaking or contest deliberately made easy.
b. a match or game against an opponent who can be defeated without difficulty.
c. such an opponent.
7. a pass, shot, play, etc., in a sport or game creating an advantageous opportunity for scoring, or the situation so created.
8. an arrangement or collection of all the items, apparatus, etc., necessary for a specific activity or purpose.
9. a plan or projected course of action.
10. a prearranged situation usu. created to fool or trap someone.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.setup - equipment designed to serve a specific functionsetup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
aerator - an apparatus for exposing something to the air (as sewage)
burner - an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse); "a diesel engine is an oil burner"
cascade liquefier - an apparatus used to liquefy air or oxygen etc.
centrifuge, separator, extractor - an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
chemical reactor - an apparatus for holding substances that are undergoing a chemical reaction
condenser - an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid
copier, duplicator - apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material
electrograph - an apparatus for the electrical transmission of pictures
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
generator - an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas
heat pump - apparatus that extracts heat from a liquid that is at a higher temperature than its surroundings; can be used to transfer heat from a reservoir outside in order to heat a building
heliograph - an apparatus for sending telegraphic messages by using a mirror to turn the sun's rays off and on
brooder, incubator - apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants
instillator - medical apparatus that puts a liquid into a cavity drop by drop
Kipp's apparatus - a laboratory apparatus for producing a gas (usually hydrogen sulfide) by the action of a liquid on a solid without heating
lighting - apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
optical bench - apparatus for observation and measurement of optical phenomena
pendulum - an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity
purifier - an apparatus for removing impurities
reformer - an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel; "a catalytic reformer"
semaphore - an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms
sequenator, sequencer - (chemistry) an apparatus that can determine the sequence of monomers in a polymer
soda fountain - an apparatus for dispensing soda water
still - an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed
submersible - an apparatus intended for use under water
telegraph, telegraphy - apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)
titrator - an apparatus for performing a titration
X-ray machine - an apparatus that provides a source of X rays
2.setup - the way something is organized or arranged; "it takes time to learn the setup around here"
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
3.setup - an act that incriminates someone on a false charge
falsehood, falsification - the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
Translations

setup

[ˈsetʌp] N
1. (= way sth is organised) → sistema m
it's an odd setup hereaquí todo es en un plan raro
you have to know the setuphay que conocer el tinglado
what's the setup?¿cuál es el sistema?, ¿cómo está organizado?
he's joining our setupformará parte de nuestro equipo
2. (= trick, trap) → trampa f, montaje m

setup

set-up [ˈsetʌp]
n
(way sth is organized)manière f dont les choses sont organisées
I've only been here a couple of days and I don't quite know the set-up → Je ne suis ici que depuis deux jours et je ne sais pas trop comment les choses sont organisées.
(= trick) → coup m monté
The whole thing was a setup → Toute l'affaire était un coup monté.
(= organization) → boîte f
What kind of set-up do you work for? → Pour quel genre de boîte travaillez-vous?
(COMPUTING) (= installation) [hardware, software] → installation f
The setup will take a few minutes → L'installation prendra quelques minutes.setup file n (COMPUTING)fichier m de configuration

setup

n
(inf: = situation) → Umstände pl; (= way of organizing things)Organisation f, → Drum und Dran nt (inf); it’s a funny setupdas sind (vielleicht) komische Zustände!; what’s the setup here?wie verhält sich or läuft (inf)das hier (alles)?; she didn’t quite understand the setupsie verstand die Sachlage nicht ganz
(= equipment)Geräte pl, → Instrumente pl; (Comput) → Setup nt; page setupSeite einrichten
(US, for drinks) → Zubehör ntfür Cocktails etc
(inf: = rigged contest) → abgekartete Sache

setup

[ˈsɛtˌʌp] n (fam) (situation) → situazione f
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