variants or fixed point
: using, expressed in, or involving a notation in which the number of digits after the point separating whole numbers and fractions is fixed
Fixed-point numbers are analogous to decimals: some of the bits represent the integer part, and the rest represent the fraction.David Harris and Sarah Harris
compare floating-point

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fixed-point was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Fixed-point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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