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setpoint

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[ set-point ]
/ ˈsɛtˌpɔɪnt /
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noun

the desired value in a closed-loop feedback system, as in regulation of temperature or pressure.
the point at which a thermostat has been set, as for optimum efficiency.
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.
a hypothetical regulator in the body that maintains a relatively stable body weight.
the weight range thus theoretically maintained.

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Origin of setpoint

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set point

noun

Tennis. the point that if won would enable the scorer or his or her side to win the set.

Origin of set point

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for setpoint

set point

noun

tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set
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