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setpoint

[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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