fixed-point

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

Definition of fixed-point

: involving or being a mathematical notation (as in a decimal system) in which the point separating whole numbers and fractions is fixed — compare floating-point

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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