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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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Millman cursed himself for missing one set point but threw everything into a series of forehands to bring up a second and forced Federer into another error.
However, having squandered one set point, he went in for a simple backhand volley winner only to dump it into the net.
Garcia was rewarded for being more positive in the tiebreak as Williams' serve wavered and the Frenchwoman wrapped up the opener on her second set point when her opponent sent another groundstroke wide and long.
If the water flow rate is higher than the minimum water flow set point, the pump speed is modulated by a PI control loop to maintain the optimal loop DP set point.
Scientists from the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio observed a change in set point that resulted in significantly diminished motor function in aging fruit flies.
This time he did take control, winning five points in a row to lead 5-1 and then taking his first set point.
With the set on the line, Nadal went on the offensive pushing Gonzalez at full stretch to try and reach a backhand as another set point was saved.
The 100 and 230 g boards were run at the baseline operating parameters of 28 IPM, 1.0 IWC and zone 7 set points of 250[degrees]C.
If you do allow tenants to control thermostats, reset them to the optimal set point each night so tenants' overrides are only temporary.
The world No 36 then levelled up at 5-5 and two games later it was a tie-break - although not before Murray had missed yet another set point. Neither player established a decisive lead in the tie-break but Murray finally forged ahead to create three more set points, the second of which he took.
Murray lost just two points on his first three services but after the Austrian saved two set points at 6-5 it was destined for a tie-break.
To overcome this problem and allow achievement of good temperature uniformity over a larger range of set points, a thermal anchor can be used.