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fixture

[ fiks-cher ]
/ ˈfɪks tʃər /
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noun
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Origin of fixture

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fixture

fix·ture·less, adjective
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How to use fixture in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fixture

fixture
/ (ˈfɪkstʃə) /

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

Derived forms of fixture

fixtureless, adjective

Word Origin for fixture

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