1 place where sth happens

wild animals in their natural setting

attractive (esp. BrE), beautiful, ideal, idyllic, lovely (esp. BrE), magnificent (esp. BrE), perfect, picturesque
peaceful, tranquil
intimate, romantic
formal, informal
rural, urban

biblical stories in a contemporary setting

public, social, work

The French Club offers the chance to improve your language skills in a social setting.

In a work setting, more formal language would be used.

clinical, experimental, hospital, institutional, laboratory, etc.
academic, classroom, educational, school
cultural, historical
domestic, family

elderly people living in a domestic setting

unfamiliar, unlikely

The hospital is an unlikely setting for an art auction.

create, make, provide

The park provides the perfect setting for the play.

in a/the … setting

a hotel in a beautiful mountain setting

setting for

the perfect setting for a picnic

setting in

The site creates a dramatic setting for the new building.

a dramatic setting in Cornwall

setting of

the urban setting of Manhattan

2 of controls
high, low, medium
default, standard
network, security (both computing)
difficulty (= in computer games)

The game has multiple difficulty settings.

adjust, alter, change, modify, tweak
increase, reduce
save (computing)
at a/the setting

The oven should be at a high setting.

Setting is used with these nouns: ↑sun

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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