from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a method of writing numerical quantities with a predetermined number of digits and with the decimal located at a single unchanging position.

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  • adjective computing Being or using an internal number representation with a fixed number of decimal places (as opposed to floating-point).


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  • Their fixed-point flight redemption offer is going away on March 1st, and earlier this month Adam discovered that they've already lowered the cap from $4200 to $2800, although there was no mention of this change on their website when he logged in to redeem his points.

    Shrink Ray Now Hitting Rewards Programs - The Consumerist 2009

  • Citibank's "ThankYou" network (www. has offered a fixed-point flight redemption offer for a while. 140,000 points, for instance, has netted a roundtrip business class flight valued up to $4200 between the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

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  • I'm just confused as to why it is considered a cone, unless it is for a single fixed-point directional transmission.

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  • They knew how to get a frenzy whipped up, that bargain-crazy look in the eyes of people, that fixed-point mad glare behind the eyes of a shopper with a shopping cart.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 8 2010

  • How, asked Dodd, did Blair square his love of change with his attraction to fixed-point Catholicism?

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  • As a thought experiment, we can figure out how much of a decelerative shock a perfectly efficient fixed-point ‘momentum extractor’ would have to inflict on passing cars in order to generate 30 kilowatts of power.

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  • But Dr. Axelrod of Washington -- who has about 150,000 points in Citi's ThankYou program -- says eliminating the fixed-point redemptions reduces much of the program's competitive advantages.

    Banks Make Rewards Plans Less Rewarding Jane J. Kim 2009

  • Uses a custom fixed-point 3D engine for image generation, along with numerous hand crafted sprites and animations.

    Introducing the Hypnocube | Impact Lab 2006

  • The reasons being that the application will use fixed-point binary arithmetic, units, and data output as line-graphs.

    Better Web Application Framework Chris Jobling 2008

  • Geoff Hoon's idea of a "fairer" system is one that does away with fixed-point cameras, and replaces them with average speed ones.

    Archive 2008-11-01 Patrick Vessey 2008


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