set point


set point

noun

tennis : a situation in which one player or team can win the set by winning the next point; also : the point that must be won to win a set

Full Definition of SET POINT

1
:  a situation (as in tennis) in which one player will win the set by winning the next point; also :  the point won
2
:  the level or point at which a variable physiological state (as body temperature or weight) tends to stabilize

Examples of SET POINT

  1. He won with an ace on his second set point.
  2. He won with an ace on set point.

First Known Use of SET POINT

1928

set point

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SET POINT

: the level or point at which a variable physiological state (as body temperature or weight) tends to stabilize

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