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.
Compare homeostasis.
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


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