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The process of conferring stability of form upon fibres, yarns, or fabrics, usually by means of successive heating and cooling in moist or dry conditions.

Note : The term is sometimes used in conjunction with a description of the particular characteristics to be stabilized (e.g., twist setting, crimp setting) or of the setting medium (e.g., heat setting, steam setting).

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