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  • 1 Physics A well-defined reproducible temperature which can be used as a reference point, e.g. one defined by a change of phase.
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    • The Fahrenheit and Celsius scales are based on two fixed points.
  • 2 [as modifier] 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.
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    • 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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