[ noun ] (geography) the context and environment in which something is set
: "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
Used in print(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
The road leading south along the river was shaded with old trees , and in the moonlight the silvery landscape was like a setting for trolls and wood gods rather_than the Hudson_River Valley of his boyhood memories .
[ noun ] the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can't do that in a university setting"
Used in print(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Some of them are obvious , such as the fact that we associate recorded and live music with our responses and behavior in different types of environments and social settings .(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The general setting of the Moroccan election may also encourage the deterioration of local party organization .
[ adjective ] (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon
"the setting sun"