how to pronounce setup


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setup is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of setup in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it's like the setup is not what we want …”

meanings of setup


  1. A situation orchestrated to frame someone; a covert effort to place the blame on somebody.
  2. A move or set of moves which are meant to draw out a reaction which leaves an exploitable opening in defense.
  3. The process of arranging resources for performing a specific operation, as a run of a particular product.
  4. An installer.
  5. Equipment designed for a particular purpose; an apparatus.
  6. The tendency of persistent wind to produce higher water levels at the downwind shore of a body of water and lower at the upwind shore.
  7. The fashion in which something is organized or arranged.


  1. Misspelling of set up.

setup frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word setup occurs in english on average 6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics setup can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that setup can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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