fixed point

fixed point
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fikst point]
    • /fɪkst pɔɪnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fikst point]
    • /fɪkst pɔɪnt/

Definitions of fixed point words

  • noun Technical meaning of fixed point (mathematics)   The fixed point of a function, f is any value, x for which f x = x. A function may have any number of fixed points from none (e.g. f x = x+1) to infinitely many (e.g. f x = x). The fixed point combinator, written as either "fix" or "Y" will return the fixed point of a function. See also least fixed point. 1
  • noun fixed point a reproducible invariant temperature; the boiling point, freezing point, or triple point of a substance, such as water, that is used to calibrate a thermometer or define a temperature scale 0
  • noun fixed point a point that is not moved by a given transformation 0
  • adjective fixed point designating, of, or having to do with a system of arithmetic, used esp. in computer science, having its numbers expressed with a given, fixed decimal or binary point 0
  • noun fixed point (computing) A fractional-number representation with a fixed number of digits after the decimal point. Compare floating point and integer. 0
  • noun fixed point (mathematics) A value which is unchanged by a function or other mapping. Formally: a value x for which f(x) = x.W. 0

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fixed point popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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