# fixed-point notation

## Definitions

### Computing

- noun a number representation that retains the position of the digits and decimal points in the computer, so limiting the maximum manageable numbers

### Electronics

- A numeric
__format__ in which the decimal point is always in a fixed location. This contrasts with floating-point __notation__, in which the decimal point is not in a fixed location. Computer operations on fixed-point numbers usually require less time than that required for floating-point numbers. Also called fixed-point representation. - synonymfixed-point representation

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