a check to progress; a reverse or defeat:
The new law was a setback.
Architecture. a recession of the upper part of a building from the building line, as to lighten the structure or to permit a desired amount of light and air to reach ground level at the foot of the building.
an act or instance of setting back:
A nightly setback of your home thermostats can save a great deal of fuel.
Also, set-back. a downward temperature adjustment of a thermostat, especially performed automatically, as by a timer.
Surveying. the interval by which a chain or tape exceeds the length being measured.
setback (def 4).
[sev-uh n-i-lev-uh n] /ˈsɛv ən ɪˈlɛv ən/ noun 1. shiner perch.
noun, Islam. 1. Ismaʿilian.
adjective 1. comprising seven parts or members. 2. seven times as great or as much. adverb 3. until seven times as many or as great: multiplied sevenfold. adjective 1. equal to or having seven times as many or as much 2. composed of seven parts adverb 3. by or up to seven times as many […]
noun 1. a town in N Ohio.