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inset

[n. in-set; v. in-set] /n. ˈɪnˌsɛt; v. ɪnˈsɛt/
noun
1.
something inserted; insert.
2.
a small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one.
3.
4.
the act of setting in.
5.
a piece of cloth or other material set into a garment, usually as an ornamental panel.
verb (used with object), inset, insetting.
6.
to set in or insert, as an inset:
to inset a panel in a dress.
7.
to insert an inset in:
to inset a mounting with jewels.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English insetten to insert, Old English insettan to initiate; see in-1, set
Related forms
insetter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for insetting

inset

verb (ɪnˈsɛt) -sets, -setting, -set
1.
(transitive) to set or place in or within; insert
noun (ˈɪnˌsɛt)
2.
something inserted
3.
(printing)
  1. a small map or diagram set within the borders of a larger one
  2. another name for insert (sense 4)
4.
a piece of fabric inserted into a garment, as to shape it or for decoration
5.
a flowing in, as of the tide
Derived Forms
insetter, noun
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Word Origin and History for insetting

inset

n.

1550s, "influx of water, place where water flows in," from in + set (n.2). Meaning "extra pages of a book, etc." is from 1875; that of "small map in the border of a larger one" is from 1881.

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