or set point

[ set-point ]
/ ˈsɛtˌpɔɪnt /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019