What is set off?

  • (verb): Set in motion or cause to begin.
    Example: "The guide set the tour off to a good start"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on set:

Ignition Magneto - Automobile
... engines as well as some early luxury cars have had dual-plugged systems with one set of plugs fired by a magneto, and the other set wired to a coil, dynamo, and battery circuit ... almost always had a timing advance system which can set the timing to the best setting for the speed the engine is turning, improving power output and fuel efficiency ...
200 Series Shinkansen - Preserved Examples
221-1 and 237-1 (ex-set E1, later F30) at Sendai General Shinkansen Depot 215-1, 222-1, 226-1 (all ex-set E1, later F30), and 249-5 (ex-set H5) stored outdoors at Sendai ...
Science Fiction Set in The 23rd Century - Games - Computer Games
... Quake 4 is set in the year 2245, as stated in the USS Hannibal's terminals ... StarQuest Online is set around 2216 ... Aliens versus Predator 2, a computer game, is set between November 23, 2230 and January 7, 2231 ...
Star Frontiers - Products
... The basic boxed set was renamed "Alpha Dawn" after the expansions began publication ... It included two ten-sided dice, a large set of cardboard counters, and a folding map with a futuristic city on one side and various wilderness areas on the other for use with ... A second boxed set called "Knight Hawks" followed shortly ...
Instruction Set
... An instruction set, or instruction set architecture (ISA), is the part of the computer architecture related to programming, including the native data types, instructions, registers ... An ISA includes a specification of the set of opcodes (machine language), and the native commands implemented by a particular processor ... Instruction set architecture is distinguished from the microarchitecture, which is the set of processor design techniques used to implement the instruction set ...

More definitions of "set off":

  • (verb): Direct attention to, as if by means of contrast.
    Example: "I set off these words by brackets"
    Synonyms: bring out
  • (verb): Provoke or stir up.
    Example: "Set off great unrest among the people"
    Synonyms: incite, instigate, stir up

Famous quotes containing the word set:

    He turns agen and drives the noisy crowd
    And beats the dogs in noises loud.
    He drives away and beats them every one,
    And then they loose them all and set them on.
    He falls as dead and kicked by boys and men,
    Then starts and grins and drives the crowd agen;
    Till kicked and torn and beaten out he lies
    And leaves his hold and cackles, groans, and dies.
    John Clare (1793–1864)

    There is one thing that matters—to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)