Having a set length that never varies. In database systems, a field can have a fixed or a variable length. A variable-length field is one whose length can be different in each record, depending on what data is stored in the field.
The terms fixed length and variable length can also refer to the entire record. A fixed-length record is one in which every field has a fixed length. A variable-length record has at least one variable-length field.
- fixed pitch
)Refers to fonts in which every character has the same width. Most typewriters and inexpensive printers use fixed-pitch fonts. Newspapers, magazines, and books, however, usually use proportional fonts, in which different characters have different widths. The use of a fixed-pitch font is called monospacing.
- fixed service satellite
Abbreviated as FSS, a fixed service satellite is a type of satellite used for services such as telephone calls, and television signals for broadcasting. Fixed service satellite generally have a low power output and larger dish-style antennas are required for reception. Fixed service satellites have less power than direct broadcasting satellites (DBS).
(n) (1) A software or hardware mark that signals a particular condition or status. A flag is like a switch that can be either on or off. The flag is said to be set when it is turned on. (2) A special mark indicating that a piece of data is unusual. For example, a record […]
1. (n.) A searing e-mail, bulletin board or newsgroup message in which the writer attacks another participant in overly harsh, and often personal, terms. Flames are an unfortunate, but inevitable, element of unmoderated conferences. (v.) To post a flame. 2. (n.) A highly sophisticated strain of malware also known as Flamer or Skywiper that was […]
- flame bait
Another word for trolling.