fixed point
See also: fixedpoint
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EnglishEdit
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AdjectiveEdit
fixed point (not comparable)
 (computing) Pertaining to fixed point representations or operations.
AntonymsEdit
TranslationsEdit
in computing


NounEdit
fixed point (plural fixed points)
 (computing) A fractionalnumber representation with a fixed number of digits after the decimal point. Compare floating point and integer.
 (mathematics) A value which is unchanged by a function or other mapping. Formally: a value x for which f(x) = x.^{W}
 The BonanJeener's triple Klein bottle is not equivalent to the Boy's surface, as can be ascertained by the fact that a 120° rotation of the triple Klein bottle around its axis of symmetry yields no fixed point, whereas a similar rotation of the Boy's surface does yield a fixed point, which is its "umbilical point" as it were.
SynonymsEdit
 (mathematics): fixpoint
Related termsEdit
 BanksZaks fixed point
 (mathematics): attractor
 idempotence
 nullipotence
TranslationsEdit
value unchanged by a mapping


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