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# fixed point

noun
1.
(physics) a reproducible invariant temperature; the boiling point, freezing point, or triple point of a substance, such as water, that is used to calibrate a thermometer or define a temperature scale
2.
(maths) a point that is not moved by a given transformation
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Examples from the Web for fixed point
Contemporary Examples
• It seems so—particularly in those moments where it becomes queasily clear that Klosterman has no fixed point of view.

October 29, 2009
Historical Examples
• If it takes its fixed point below it assists in the action of rearing.

douard Cuyer
• It cannot stand at a fixed point; if it be not sent backward it must progress.

Bram Stoker
• At length he wheeled about, and stood stock-still at a fixed point, as if inviting Lord M——f to approach.

William Nelson Hutchinson
• For Champlain Quebec was a fixed point on the way to the Orient.

Charles W. Colby
• In any succession of numbers, however infinitely they may stretch, the commencement at least is a fixed point, one.

Martin Farquhar Tupper
• At any fixed point waves will arrive, therefore, with modified frequency.

Oliver Lodge
• A heavy body hanging by a cord from a fixed point is then in this predicament.

William and Robert Chambers
• The origin of life on our planet represents a fixed point in its history.

Ernst Haeckel
• Where is the fixed point in this boundless and bottomless gulf?

Henri-Frdric Amiel
fixed point in Technology

mathematics
The fixed point of a function, f is any value, x for which f x = x. A function may have any number of fixed points from none (e.g. f x = x+1) to infinitely many (e.g. f x = x). The fixed point combinator, written as either "fix" or "Y" will return the fixed point of a function.
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