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Meaning of fixed

fixed

Pronunciation: (fikst), [key]
— adj.
  1. fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
  2. rendered stable or permanent, as color.
  3. set or intent upon something; steadily directed: a fixed stare.
  4. definitely and permanently placed: a fixed buoy; a fixed line of defense.
  5. not fluctuating or varying; definite: a fixed purpose.
  6. supplied with or having enough of something necessary or wanted, as money.
  7. coming each year on the same calendar date: Christmas is a fixed holiday, but Easter is not.
  8. put in order.
  9. arranged in advance privately or dishonestly: a fixed horse race.
  10. a fixed oil.
    1. (of an element) taken into a compound from its free state.
    2. nonvolatile, or not easily volatilized:a fixed oil.
  11. (of a point) mapped to itself by a given function. Cf. Brouwer fixed-point theorem.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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