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Fassung f (genitive Fassung, plural Fassungen)

  1. a device which holds something else, e.g. a socket for a light-bulb, the setting of a jewel etc.
  2. version
    Der Autor hat eine neue Fassung des Stückes geschrieben, da die erste kein Erfolg war.
    The author has written a new version of the play, since the first one was no success.
  3. composure, self-control
    die Fassung verlieren
    to lose one's composure, get uncontrolably angry
    die Fassung bewahren
    to keep one's composure, to suppress one's emotions