# fixed-point arithmetic

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## fixed-point arithmetic

[¦fikst ‚pȯint ə′rith·mə·tik] (computer science)

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.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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