Tennis. the point that if won would enable the scorer or his or her side to win the set.
the desired value in a closed-loop feedback system, as in regulation of temperature or pressure.
the point at which a thermostat has been set, as for optimum efficiency.
Physiology. 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.
a hypothetical regulator in the body that maintains a relatively stable body weight.
the weight range thus theoretically maintained.
(tennis, squash, badminton) a point that would enable one side to win a set
- Set priority level
(SPL) The way traditional Unix kernels implement mutual exclusion by running code at high interrupt priority levels and thus blocking lower level interrupts. (1994-11-23)
- Set right
1. Also, put right. 2. Place something in proper position; also, repair something. For example, Your tie is lopsided; let me set it right, or The faucets were in backwards but the plumber will soon put them right. [ Second half of 1500s ] 3. Correct someone, as in They thought he was married but […]
verb (used with object), set, setting. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new […]
noun 1. a screw passing through a threaded hole in a part to tighten the contact of that part with another, as of a collar with the shaft on which it fits. noun 1. a screw that fits into the boss or hub of a wheel, coupling, cam, etc, and prevents motion of the part […]