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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made or placed as a part of another unit or structure: a set-in stereo cabinet.
  • adj. Made separately and stitched into the main part: a dress with set-in sleeves.
  • n. Material, as for a book, that is inserted; an insert.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beginning; a setting in.

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