set point


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

He won with an ace on his second set point. He won with an ace on set point.
Recent Examples on the Web But Nadal rattled off five straight games, ultimately winning the second set on his fourth set point when Ruud double-faulted to go down two sets to love. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 5 June 2022 Nadal broke serve three times to win the opening set in 51 minutes, then won the second set on another service break when Ruud double-faulted on set point. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 5 June 2022 But every human body will then restore its set point. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 24 Feb. 2022 After Medvedev held serve, Monfils won the last three games, surprising Medvedev with an underarm serve on set point. Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt describes this set point as a thermostat. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 24 Feb. 2022 That's no surprise, as the Tesla is able to run only its HVAC system and just enough to keep the cabin at our 65-degree set point, while the Sonata has to keep its 290-hp turbo-four humming inefficiently at idle to run the climate control. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 21 Jan. 2022 Tsitsipas then erased a set point in the tiebreaker with a difficult forehand winner., 13 June 2021 Unbeaten, top-seeded and heretofore dominant, U of L’s volleyball team would twice survive set point in the opening set Saturday night before restoring order in the NCAA Tournament. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 5 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of set point

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of set point was in 1928

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19 Jun 2022

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“Set point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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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