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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.
Also, set point.
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  • Merely raising the setpoint temperature to avoid a heater trip is not an acceptable solution.
  • The investigation has revealed that the setpoint changes may have been present.
  • The setpoint drift was not recognized because the switches are scheduled for their periodic calibration annually.
  • setpoint drift is the result of many random variables and is usually considered a function of time since calibration and setting.
  • The selected combination of process parameter setpoint violations is indicative of primary or secondary system boundary ruptures.
  • As the zone temperature increases above the cooling setpoint, the airflow rate to the zone increases proportionally.

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