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Pronunciation: set


  1. A readiness to perceive or respond in some way; an attitude that facilitates or predetermines an outcome, prejudice or bigotry as a set to respond negatively, independently of the merits of the stimulus.
  2. To reduce a fracture, to bring the bones back into a normal position or alignment.
  3. Defined group of events, objects, data, distinguishable from other groups.

[M.E. sette, fr. O.Fr., fr. Med. L. secta, course, fr. sequor, to follow]

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