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setup/ˈsɛtˌʌp/noun
pluralsetups
setup
/ˈsɛtˌʌp/
noun
pluralsetups
Learner's definition of SETUP  
: the process of making something (such as a machine or computer program) ready to be used
[count]
[noncount]
— often used before another noun
[count]  : the way that something is done or organized
[count]informal  : a situation in which someone is deliberately put in a bad position or made to look guilty — usually singular
[count]  : the beginning of a story, joke, etc., that explains and leads to what follows — usually singular
— see also set up at 1set
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