fixed-point

adjective
\ ˈfikst-ˌpȯint How to pronounce fixed-point (audio) \
variants: or fixed point

Definition of fixed-point

mathematics
: 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

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Fixed-point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixed-point. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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