noun Date: 1890 1. a. carriage of the body; especially erect and soldierly bearing b. constitution, makeup 2. a. the assembly and arrangement of the tools and apparatus required for the performance of an operation b. the preparation and adjustment of machines for an assigned task 3. a. a table setting b. glass, ice, and mixer served to patrons who supply their own liquor 4. a. a camera position from which a scene is filmed; also the footage taken from one camera position b. the final arrangement of the scenery and properties for a scene of a theatrical or cinematic production 5. a. a position of the balls in billiards or pool from which it is easy to score b. a task or contest purposely made easy c. something easy to get or accomplish d. something (as a plot) that has been constructed or contrived e. the execution of a planned scoring play in sports 6. a. the manner in which the elements or components of a machine, apparatus, or mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic system are arranged, designed, or assembled b. the patterns within which political, social, or administrative forces operate ; customary or established practice 7. project, plan 8. something done by deceit or trickery in order to compromise or frame someone

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