—n., v., -set, -set•ting.
1. something inserted; insert.
2. a small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one.
4. the act of setting in.
5. a piece of cloth or other material set into a garment, usually as an ornamental panel.
1. to set in or insert, as an inset: to inset a panel in a dress.
2. to insert an inset in: to inset a mounting with jewels.
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