- (of an element) taken into a compound from its free state.
- nonvolatile, or not easily volatilized: a fixed oil.
OTHER WORDS FROM fixedfix·ed·ly [fik-sid-lee, fikst-lee], /ˈfɪk sɪd li, ˈfɪkst li/, adverbfix·ed·ness, nounsem·i·fixed, adjective
How to use fixed in a sentence
Freight trains come far more often than earthquakes, but they don’t tend to run on fixed schedules.Vibrations from trains could help seismologists peer underground|Rahul Rao|February 1, 2021|Popular-Science
Given the way that different positioning systems operate, the fixed and variable costs for each system are highly dependent on desired coverage area and necessary transmitter density.DOT evaluated 11 GPS replacements and found only one that worked across use cases|Danny Crichton|January 15, 2021|TechCrunch
From a scientific perspective, there is every reason for biologists to join with Buddhists in rejecting what the latter call svabhava, fixed and unchanging essence.Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree - Issue 94: Evolving|David P. Barash|December 23, 2020|Nautilus
Once operations are halted, the costs of staying open become fixed, and include things like rent and paying anyone still left on the team.Why Restaurants Are ‘Hibernating’ and What That Really Means|Hillary Dixler Canavan|December 18, 2020|Eater
Accurate parallax estimates require the angle between the two fields of view to stay fixed.Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse|Natalie Wolchover|December 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Douglas appears to be standing at attention and gazing fixedly ahead, but his eyes were on the Back Watch.
The face of the seated man was lowered, but from under heavy brows his abnormally large eyes regarded her fixedly.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Grenfell gazed at him fixedly, and neither of the men said anything for the next minute or two.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
She was staring fixedly at the shop windows as though some dreadful thing had taken shape against the panes.An Episode Under the Terror|Honore de Balzac
Mrs. Falchion rose to a sitting posture, and looked at the girl fixedly, almost fiercely.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
He did not change his position except as he turned his head to gaze fixedly at the western forest wall.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter