setup

[ set-uhp ]
/ ˈsɛtˌʌp /

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noun

Origin of setup

First recorded in 1600–10; noun use of verb phrase set up

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Definition for setup (2 of 2)

set-up

[ set-uhp ]
/ ˈsɛtˌʌp /

noun

Surveying.
  1. station(def 14a).
  2. a surveying instrument precisely positioned for observations from a station.
  3. a gap between the end of a chain or tape being used for a measurement and the point toward which it is laid.
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set-up


n.

"arrangement," 1890, from verbal phrase set up, attested from c.1200 as "to make ready for use" and from 1950 (in pugilism) as "to bring (someone) to a vulnerable position;" from set (v.) + up (adv.). The verbal phrase also can mean "to establish" (early 15c.) and "put drinks before customers" (1880).

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