Example, to represent 0.312 in a fixed-point representation, we would have 312, and the known divisor 1000.

Contrast floating point.

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(idea) | by Rose Thorn |
Mon Sep 30 2002 at 20:00:54 |

In computing, a type of number representation. It has an integer mantissa of some length, and (Typically implicitly, as, the precision being fixed, this quantity is fixed), a divisor, d (Often, this divisor will be 1).

Example, to represent 0.312 in a fixed-point representation, we would have 312, and the known divisor 1000.

Contrast floating point.