fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
rendered stable or permanent, as color.
set or intent upon something; steadily directed:
a fixed stare.
definitely and permanently placed:
a fixed buoy; a fixed line of defense.
not fluctuating or varying; definite:
a fixed purpose.
supplied with or having enough of something necessary or wanted, as money.
coming each year on the same calendar date:
Christmas is a fixed holiday, but Easter is not.
put in order.
Informal. arranged in advance privately or dishonestly:
a fixed horse race.
Mathematics. (of a point) mapped to itself by a given function.
attached or placed so as to be immovable
not subject to change; stable: fixed prices
steadily directed: a fixed expression
established as to relative position: a fixed point
not fluctuating; always at the same time: a fixed holiday
(of ideas, notions, etc) firmly maintained
(of an element) held in chemical combination: fixed nitrogen
(of a substance) nonvolatile
(astrology) of, relating to, or belonging to the group consisting of the four signs of the zodiac Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, which are associated with stability Compare cardinal (sense 9), mutable (sense 2)
(informal) equipped or provided for, as with money, possessions, etc
(informal) illegally arranged: a fixed trial
noun, Chemistry. 1. a natural vegetable or animal oil that is nonvolatile, as lard oil, linseed oil, etc. noun 1. a natural animal or vegetable oil that is not volatile: a mixture of esters of fatty acids, usually triglycerides Also called fatty oil Compare essential oil fixed oil n. A nonvolatile oil, especially a fatty […]
programming A number representation scheme where a number, F is represented by an integer I such that F=I*R^-P, where R is the (assumed) radix of the representation and P is the (fixed) number of digits after the radix point. On computers with no floating-point unit, fixed-point calculations are significantly faster than floating-point as all the […]
- Fixed-point representation
noun 1. (computing) the representation of numbers by a single set of digits such that the radix point has a predetermined location, the value of the number depending on the position of each digit relative to the radix point Compare floating-point representation
- Fixed point combinator
mathematics (Y) The name used in combinatory logic for the fixed point function, also written as “fix”. (1994-10-20)