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.
noun 1. Tennis. the point that if won would enable the scorer or his or her side to win the set. 2. setpoint. noun 1. the desired value in a closed-loop feedback system, as in regulation of temperature or pressure. 2. the point at which a thermostat has been set, as for optimum efficiency. 3. […]
- 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 […]