set point
noun Date: 1928 1. a situation (as in tennis) in which one player will win the set by winning the next point; also the point won 2. the level or point at which a variable physiological state (as body temperature or weight) tends to stabilize

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  • set point — set′ point n. spo Tennis. the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer s side to win the set • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • set point — n the level or point at which a variable physiological state (as body temperature or weight) tends to stabilize * * * see under S …   Medical dictionary

  • set point — noun (tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis • Hypernyms: ↑point • Part Holonyms: ↑tennis, ↑lawn tennis * * * I. noun 1. : a point that decides a tennis set if won b …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Set point — Die Theorie des Set Point besagt, dass das menschliche Körpergewicht genetisch programmiert ist und nicht willentlich geändert werden kann. So wie ein Thermostat die Temperatur in einem Raum reguliere, gebe es bei Erwachsenen ein individuelles… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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