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set point

A homeostatic mechanism that maintains a variable (such as body temperature, body weight, blood glucose level, or hormone levels) within specific limits.
Synonym: settling point See: homeostasis
See also: point
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* Both structures are globally stabile and track the set point;
Protectoseal engineers have designed pins matched with piston diameters to provide Pin-Tech vents with accurate and repeatable pressure or vacuum set points from 1 oz.
Bill Clinton, always attentive to his set point, has resigned as President to become the Official Feeler of Our Pain.
What governs the emotional set point of adults is a mixture of genetic factors and the total aggregate of environmental experiences."
Still Chela had a chance to serve out the set but he let Murray back in by hitting a double-fault on set point and, after he missed a between-the-legs shot by a whisker, the Scot levelled at 5-5 with a superb forehand winner.
A 5-minute alarm sounds continuously when the temperature rises above the alarm set point. It continues for 5 seconds every minute until switched off or the temperature falls below the set point.
Serena faced another set point on her serve but Venus again failed to capitalise.
The DH3 offers simplified programming via a menu key that enables the user to select: security level; set point or set point and alarm operation; auto or manual alarm reset; English or Metric engineering units; pressure, velocity or flow operation, K-factor for use with various Pitot tubes and flow sensors, circular or rectangular duct size for volumetric flow operation plus many more.
* An accuracy to [+ or -]3 percent of alarm set point, 0.25 percent of set point range over any 100[degrees]F (38[degrees]C) temperature span.
Newcastle College was pleased the popular personality, whose daughter is Zoe Ball, could help start the work at its new facility, called Set Point.
'05 2,191 2,200 Operational May '05 2,250 2,250 Reduction with Current Demand Monthly Status of DM Set Point Reduction Savings Not Installed 203 xxx $794 Not Installed 200 xxx $524 Not Installed 342 xxx $896 Not Installed 480 xxx $1,555 Not Installed 187 xxx $606 Not Installed 311 xxx $1,008 Not Installed 394 xxx $1,277 Not Installed 324 xxx $849 Not Installed 182 xxx $590 Operational xxx 230 $745 Operational xxx 160 $419 Operational xxx 86 $225 Table 2.