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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English insetten, from Old English insettan (to set in, institute, appoint), equivalent to in- +‎ set. Cognate with Dutch inzetten (to insert, set in), Low German insetten (to set in), German einsetzen (to insert, employ), Danish indsætte (to insert), Swedish insätta (to inset, induct, institute), Icelandic innsetja (to install).

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inset (third-person singular simple present insets, present participle insetting, simple past and past participle inset or insetted)

  1. (transitive) To set in; infix or implant.
  2. (transitive) To insert something.
  3. (transitive) To add an inset to something.

NounEdit

inset (plural insets)

  1. A smaller thing set into a larger thing, such as a small picture inside a larger one.
  2. Anything inserted.
  3. A small piece of material used to strengthen a garment.

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch inzet (inset)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /insɛt/
  • Hyphenation: in‧sèt

NounEdit

inset

  1. inset

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