What does setback mean?

Definitions for setback
ˈsɛtˌbækset·back

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eyenoun

    an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Wiktionary

  1. setbacknoun

    An obstacle, delay, or disadvantage.

    After some initial setbacks, the expedition went safely on its way.

  2. setbacknoun

    (possibly archaic) A backset; a countercurrent; an eddy.

    After some initial setbacks, the expedition went safely on its way.

  3. setbacknoun

    The required distance between a structure and a road.

  4. setbacknoun

    A backset; a check; a repulse; a relapse.

  5. setbacknoun

    A step-like recession in a wall.

    Setbacks were initially used for structural reasons, but now are often mandated by land use codes.

ChatGPT

  1. setback

    A setback refers to any event, situation, outcome, or obstacle that hinders or delays progress, development, or achievement. It can sometimes result in failure or loss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Setbacknoun

    offset, n., 4

  2. Setbacknoun

    a backset; a countercurrent; an eddy

  3. Setbacknoun

    a backset; a check; a repulse; a reverse; a relapse

Wikidata

  1. Setback

    A setback, sometimes called step-back, is a step-like recession in a wall. Setbacks were initially used for structural reasons, but now are often mandated by land use codes.

Anagrams for setback »

  1. backest

  2. backset

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of setback in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of setback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of setback in a Sentence

  1. The Caixin/Markit Purchasing Managers ':

    In light of the setback to services sector growth, the government needs to gradually relax restrictions in the sector.

  2. Piper Jaffray:

    The last thing any company needs in the midst of the current biotech meltdown is a clinical trial setback.

  3. Fred Muwema:

    Only material concerning the petition was taken, this evidence was collected very painstakingly ... It's a big setback for us.

  4. Michael Thomas:

    Unfortunately, there has been another small setback which we will have to address, to my displeasure, I will not be able to make it back in time for this season but will do everything in my power to get back to the player I have always been.

  5. The Scot:

    Unfortunately, I've had a setback and as a precaution need to work through that before competing, i've worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I'm gutted I'm not going to be able to play.

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