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[ fikst ]


  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.

    Synonyms: unvarying, firm, steady, constant

  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. Informal. arranged in advance privately or dishonestly:

    a fixed horse race.

  10. Chemistry.
    1. (of an element) taken into a compound from its free state.
    2. nonvolatile, or not easily volatilized:

      a fixed oil.

  11. Mathematics. (of a point) mapped to itself by a given function. Compare Brouwer fixed-point theorem ( def ).


/ fɪkst; ˈfɪksɪdlɪ /


  1. attached or placed so as to be immovable
  2. not subject to change; stable

    fixed prices

  3. steadily directed

    a fixed expression

  4. established as to relative position

    a fixed point

  5. not fluctuating; always at the same time

    a fixed holiday

  6. (of ideas, notions, etc) firmly maintained
  7. (of an element) held in chemical combination

    fixed nitrogen

  8. (of a substance) nonvolatile
  9. arranged
  10. astrology of, relating to, or belonging to the group consisting of the four signs of the zodiac Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, which are associated with stability Compare cardinal mutable
  11. informal.
    equipped or provided for, as with money, possessions, etc
  12. informal.
    illegally arranged

    a fixed trial

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfixedness, noun
  • fixedly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • fix·ed·ly [fik, -sid-lee, fikst, -lee], adverb
  • fixed·ness noun
  • semi·fixed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fixed1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; fix + -ed 2
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Example Sentences

Plus, Treasury yields have increasingly been driven by technical factors that are divorced from economic fundamentals, says Jim Caron, head of macro strategies for global fixed income at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

From Axios

Farming and herding communities across Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia are being forced to settle in new, fixed and thus monitorable communities.

From Time

It’s expensive to build out fixed broadband networks in rural areas like Fallbrook and Rainbow, so many major providers just don’t.

Fathoming one’s gender, an identity innate and performed, personal and social, fixed and evolving, is complicated enough without being under a spotlight that never seems to turn off.

From Time

In 2012, the researchers calculated a ceiling on how statistically correlated the polarization results can be with the rotations performed at A and B if the rotations occurred in a fixed causal order.

One Air Force official said that with enough time and more money, the EOTS could be fixed.

People on fixed incomes and government pensions are the first to feel the pain.

In 1870, the very Germanically-named August Ruengling fixed a harness for a circus rider and obtained free passes for his family.

The teen refused to drop his knife, according to officers, fixed them with “a 100-yard stare,” and walked toward them.

But they have high fixed costs—overhead, maintenance, staff, and power.

As men fixed in the grip of nightmare, we were powerless—unable to do anything but wait.

Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.

The Princess still kept her eyes fixed on Louis, while, in a suppressed and unsteady voice, she answered her governess.

She kept her eyes fixed steadily on his, saying what followed gently, calmly, yet as though another woman spoke the words.

“It looks better than any house around here now, since you fixed it up and painted it,” said Sol.





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