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set point

noun
1.
Tennis. the point that if won would enable the scorer or his or her side to win the set.
2.
Origin of set point
1925-1930
1925-30

setpoint

or set point

[set-point] /ˈsɛtˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
the desired value in a closed-loop feedback system, as in regulation of temperature or pressure.
2.
the point at which a thermostat has been set, as for optimum efficiency.
3.
Physiology. an internal regulatory system for maintaining a relatively stable physiological condition in the face of changing external circumstances, as body temperature in a varying climate.
Compare homeostasis.
4.
a hypothetical regulator in the body that maintains a relatively stable body weight.
5.
the weight range thus theoretically maintained.
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  • Each is affected, but none can give the alarm until some one of the number absolutely reaches the set point or melts out.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
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set point

noun
1.
(tennis, squash, badminton) a point that would enable one side to win a set
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