Equipment designed for a particular purpose; an apparatus.
‘The laboratory included an elaborate setup for measuring the energy.’;
A false incrimination of an innocent person; a scheme to frame an innocent person for a crime.
The fashion in which something is organized or arranged.
‘The classroom setup was simple and efficient.’;
In the United States criminal law, a frame-up (frameup) or setup is the act of framing someone, that is, providing false evidence or false testimony in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime. While incriminating those who are innocent might be done out of sheer malice, framing is primarily used as a distraction.
An act to frame someone; an effort or arrangement aimed at placing the blame on somebody.
‘Trust me, that was a setup!’;
(computing) An installer.
‘After inserting the disk, run the setup.’;
(operations) The process of arranging resources for performing a specific operation, as a run of a particular product.
‘A simple setup on the bottling line involves reloading bottles and labels; emptying, cleaning, and reloading the tanks; and a test run.’;
misspelling of set up
equipment designed to serve a specific function
the way something is organized or arranged;
‘it takes time to learn the setup around here’;
an act that incriminates someone on a false charge