Definition of fixed point in English:

fixed point

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noun

Physics
  • A well-defined reproducible temperature that 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.

adjective

(fixed-point) Computing Back to top  
  • 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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