fixed-point part


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fixed-point part the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the mantissa is .808
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In literature:

A dark, fixed point, now partly veiled by mist, lay beyond, and it was toward that looming half-shadow that the spinning disk hurtled.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
The early parts of Manetho's lists are purely mythical, and it is impossible to fix the point where his authentic history commences.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
A Loadstone attracts magneticks not only to a fixed point or pole, but to every part of a terrella save the aequinoctial zone.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
The centigrade thermometer scale has the same fixed points marked 0 and 100 and the space between divided into 100 parts.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower

In science:

The fixed point set Fix conj = XR is called the real part of X .
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple