fixed-point arithmetic(redirected from Fixed point number)
fixed-point arithmetic[¦fikst ‚pȯint ə′rith·mə·tik]
A method of calculation in which the computer does not consider the location of the decimal or radix point because the point is given a fixed position.
A type of arithmetic in which the operands and results of all arithmetic operations must be properly scaled so as to have a magnitude between certain fixed values.
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