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Definition of set

What is the definition of "set"?
  • setverb-transitive
  • 1. To put in a specified position; place: set a book on a table.
    2. To put into a specified state: set the prisoner at liberty.
    3. To put into a stable position: set the fence post into a bed of concrete.
    4. To fix firmly or in an immobile manner: He set his jaw and concentrated on flying the plane through the storm.
    5. To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken: set a broken arm.


Use "set" in a sentence
  • "If we remember that the extension of a concept is something like the set of objects that fall under the concept, then we could replace Frege's talk of ˜extensions™ by talk of ˜sets™ and use the following ˜set notation™ to refer to the set of objects that when added to 4 yield 5 and the set of objects that when added to 22 yield 5, respectively:"

    "According to naïve set theory, the functional expression ˜set of™ is indeed characterized by a putative abstraction principle."

    "In some parts of Bavaria such bushes are set up also at the houses of newly-married pairs, and the practice is only omitted if the wife is near her confinement; for in that case they say that the husband has “set up a May-bush for himself."

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