set point

noun

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 (such as body temperature or weight) tends to stabilize

Examples of set point in a Sentence

  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 Defined for English Language Learners

set point

noun

Definition of set point for English Language Learners

  • 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


Medical Dictionary

set point

noun

medical Definition of set point

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

Learn More about set point


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up set point? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!