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Meaning of set point

set' point"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the point that if won would enable the scorer or his or her side to win the set.
  2. setpoint.

set•point

Pronunciation: (set'point"), [key]
— n.
  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. 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. Cf.
  4. a hypothetical regulator in the body that maintains a relatively stable body weight.
  5. the weight range thus theoretically maintained.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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