Inset
Inset In"set, n. 1. That which is inserted or set in; an insertion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bookbinding) One or more separate leaves inserted in a volume before binding; as: (a) A portion of the printed sheet in certain sizes of books which is cut off before folding, and set into the middle of the folded sheet to complete the succession of paging; -- also called {offcut}. (b) A page or pages of advertisements inserted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inset — index insertion, plant (place firmly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • inset — insetter, n. n. /in set /; v. /in set /, n., v., inset, insetting. n. 1. something inserted; insert. 2. a small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger one. 3. influx. 4. the act of setting in. 5. a piece of cloth or other… …   Universalium

  • inset — 1 noun (C) a small picture, map etc in the corner of a page or larger picture etc, which shows more detail or information: See inset for a comparison of world grain exporters. 2 verb past tense and past participle inset or insetted (T) 1 to put… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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