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fixed point

(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
(maths) a point that is not moved by a given transformation
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  • Motionless and speechless, he would stare at a fixed point as if in a trance.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • We are like weathercocks, and have no fixed point, but can be turned by a passing breath.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • He has a fixed point to run round, and his goal is the tree from which he started.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • It cannot stand at a fixed point; if it be not sent backward it must progress.

    The Man Bram Stoker
  • Everyone and everything else measures from that fixed point.

    The Pursuit of God A. W. Tozer
  • For Champlain Quebec was a fixed point on the way to the Orient.

  • This light appeared to come from a fixed point directly in front of them.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • At any fixed point waves will arrive, therefore, with modified frequency.

    The Ether of Space Oliver Lodge
  • Madness was a fixed point; and the inquiries into it had no nicety.

    Lady Byron Vindicated Harriet Beecher Stowe

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