Definition of fixed point in English:

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fixed point

Pronunciation: /ˌfikst ˈpoint/

noun

Physics
A well-defined reproducible temperature that can be used as a reference point, e.g., one defined by a change of phase.
Example sentences
  • The Fahrenheit and Celsius scales are based on two fixed points.

adjective

(fixed-point) Computing
Denoting a mode of representing a number by a single sequence of digits whose values depend on their location relative to a predetermined radix point: these computers perform arithmetic in fixed-point binary format Often contrasted with floating-point.
More example sentences
  • Ada does non-integer fixed-point types, which is very rare.
  • Three units of the five deal with fixed-point operations, and the remaining two - with floating-point operations.
  • He is a longtime proponent of fixed-point arithmetic.

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Syllabification: fixed point

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