set point


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set point

n.
The point needed to win a set, as in tennis.

set point

n
1. (Tennis) tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set
2. (Squash & Fives) tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set
3. (Badminton) tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set

set′ point`


n.
Tennis. the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the set.
[1925–30]

set point

- One's set point (for happiness) is a genetically determined level of happiness, to which one returns after positive or negative emotional experiences.
See also related terms for positive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.set point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
point - the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
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His opponent, ranked world No.58, quickly raced to set point at 6-4 and although Murray saved one he couldn't hold on and Melzer finished him off with a superb drop shot.
In Figure 1 and 2, the blocks and variables are as follows: Process--physical system to be controlled; Command calculus--unit that computes the process control law; Classic Alg.--control algorithm (PID, RST); y--output of the process; u--output of the Command calculus block; u alg.--output of the classic algorithm; u i.m.--output of the inverse model block; r--system's set point or reference trajectory; p--disturbances.
In the Kenya study, researchers found that median viral set point was significantly higher among women using the injectable contraceptive depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) at the estimated time of HIV infection than it was among women using no hormonal contraception at that time.
The data available from Continental's Valve Viewer A/F includes: oxygen sensor feedback signal in millivolts, fuel manifold pressure in inches of water, valve position from zero to 100%; the control mode state (default/ pressure control or [O.sub.2]/air-fuel control) as well as pre- and post-catalyst temperatures and set points (high, low and high/low differential).
Chambers with higher-humidity set points receive more frequent purging with the humidified process gas, allowing time/potency studies at many humidity levels.
The valve makes the temperature correction automatically to maintain the high limit set point.
In the second chapter, "Set Point," happiness is defined as a long term pleasure which people seek through various goals.
The set point theory enjoys widespread popularity among the overweight public in whom it fosters a fatalism regarding the condition of obesity The theory also holds sway among many physicians who work with obese patients and/or those with eating disorders.
Henman lost his opening serve and it looked ominous as Ferreira went 3-0 up, then 6-4 and had two set points. But the home hero saved them both and with the anxiety of the crowd rising, Henman eventually clinched it 8-6 on his fifth set point.
Superprox model SM902 sensors are designed to reliably detect levels of liquids, solids and powders and can perform either dual-level pump-in or pump-out, on/off latch, dual set point control and dual alarm control functions with a variety of output types, response times and sensing ranges, according to the company.
The unit is activated by an analogue set point signal to maintain fluid flow at the desired set-point.
The pallet then lifts up, letting excess gas escape when the system pressure exceeds the set point. When tank pressure comes close to the set point, the pallet frequently cracks open or flutters between the open and closed position, emitting fugitive VOCs into the atmosphere.