set point

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

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.

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First Known Use of set point

1928

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SET POINT Defined for English Language Learners

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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


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set point

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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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