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1. the act of a person or thing that sets.
2. the point or position of something, as a thermostat, that has been set.
3. the surroundings or environment of anything.
4. the mounting in which a jewel is set.
5. a group of all the articles, as of china or silver, required for setting a table or a single place at a table.
6. the locale or period in which the action of a novel, play, film, etc., takes place.
7. the scenery or locations, along with properties and other decorative elements, used in a theatrical or film production.
8. a piece of music composed for certain words.
syn: See environment.
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|Noun||1.||stage setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted|
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
prop, property - any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"