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fixture

[ fiks-cher ]

noun

  1. something securely, and usually permanently, attached or appended, as to a house, apartment building, etc.:

    a light fixture; kitchen fixtures.

  2. a person or thing long established in the same place or position.
  3. Machinery.
    1. any of various devices for holding work in a machine tool, especially one for machining in a straight line, as in a planer or milling machine.
    2. any of various devices for holding parts in certain positions during welding, assembly, etc.
  4. Law. a movable chattel, as a machine or heating plant, that, by reason of annexation to real property and adaptation to continuing use in connection with the realty, is considered a part of the realty.
  5. Fox Hunting. one of a series of meets scheduled by a hunt to take place at a time and location listed on a card fixturecard that is sent, usually once a month, to each member of a hunt.
  6. the act of fixing.
  7. British. an event that takes place regularly.


fixture

/ ˈfɪkstʃə /

noun

  1. an object firmly fixed in place, esp a household appliance
  2. a person or thing regarded as fixed in a particular place or position
  3. property law an article attached to land and regarded as part of it
  4. a device to secure a workpiece in a machine tool
    1. a sports match or social occasion
    2. the date of such an event
  5. rare.
    the act of fixing


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Derived Forms

  • ˈfixtureless, adjective

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Other Words From

  • fixture·less adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fixture1

1590–1600; variant of obsolete fixure (< Late Latin fixūra; fix, -ure ), with -t- from mixture

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fixture1

C17: from Late Latin fixūra a fastening (with -t- by analogy with mixture )

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Example Sentences

My wife would even say I’m handy around the house, fixing broken light fixtures, leaky faucets, unsquared door frames.

The science behind these fancy light fixtures is even more simple than you might think—and it’s surprisingly effective.

There were bright blue cabinets and mismatched geometric light fixtures.

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Miller’s casket was carried into the historic State House by troopers who served along with him and placed under its dome, steps away from the Senate chamber, where he was a fixture at the rostrum for three decades.

If you don’t want the foosball table to be a permanent fixture in your space, there are foldable and portable options available.

The energy economy has always been a fixture of Texas life, and that has not changed.

Airlines in particular have been a regular fixture on the CEI list.

Carter has also been a fixture on boards and expert panels, in think tanks and at universities.

And in California, where carports are already common, solar canopies have become a fixture.

She has been a regular fixture in the British gossip pages despite a hectic schedule of rehearsals.

The terminal C is held to the metal covering of the fixture, while the end D is held to one of the wires.

In testing a fixture, the plug A is turned into a socket of some source of current, and a lamp is turned into the socket B.

The person who cares for things unusual will find the candle sconce made of a cowhorn a suitable fixture for the den.

The supply pipe to every fixture should have a stop on it directly under the fixture.

Therefore the piping for this fixture must be of a permanent nature.

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