or set point
[ set-point ]
/ ˈsɛtˌpɔɪnt /
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the desired value in a closed-loop feedback system, as in regulation of temperature or pressure.
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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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
tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set
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