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fixed

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a fixed budget
▪ Our clients usually have a fixed budget.
a fixed charge
▪ There’s a fixed charge for having a dental check.
a fixed term
▪ The contract was for a fixed term of five years.
a fixed/set period (=that will not be changed)
▪ A tourist visa allows you to stay for a fixed period.
a fixed/unwavering/unblinking stare (=with your eyes not moving at all)
▪ His unwavering stare was making me feel pretty uneasy.
a flat/fixed rate (=one that does not change)
▪ Profits were taxed at a flat rate of 45 percent.
a flat/fixed/set fee (=a fee that is the same in every case)
▪ You pay a flat fee for all the services that are provided.
a set/fixed menu (=when the cook decides which dishes will be served to you, rather than you choosing for yourself)
▪ Dinner is three courses from a set menu.
a set/fixed pattern (=one that does not change)
▪ These incidents followed a set pattern.
fixed assets
fixed capital
fixed costs
fixed income
▪ pensioners living on a fixed income
fixed
▪ The rent is fixed for three years.
keep your gaze (fixed) on sb/sth (=keep looking at someone or something)
▪ I kept my gaze fixed on the television and didn’t look at him as he left the room.
no fixed abode (=no permanent home)
▪ a homeless person with no fixed abode
of no fixed address (=having no permanent home – used especially in news reports)
▪ a 25-year-old man of no fixed address
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
abode
▪ I was of no fixed abode, but I'd finished my time so they still let me go.
▪ Consider too the vulnerability of the homeless person with no fixed abode.
▪ Therefore a rabbit has no fixed abode.
▪ Stephen Leach, 35, of no fixed abode, said nothing during the brief hearing before Liverpool magistrates.
▪ For life here is junkie, is hooker is single-parent, is no fixed abode.
▪ Both were said to be of no fixed abode, although they originate from the Old Swan district of Liverpool.
address
▪ Gang leader Calton, 39, of no fixed address, was jailed for 25 years.
▪ Casabona, of no fixed address, denies kidnapping, attempted murder and administering poison with intent on March 20 last year.
▪ The brothers, both of no fixed address, are accused of the murders of Gary Pettitt and Jean Larkin.
▪ He is originally from the Manchester area but has no current fixed address.
▪ Sentence on Paul Jowers, of no fixed address, was adjourned for a social inquiry report.
▪ The man, of no fixed address, was found collapsed in his cell in the early hours of yesterday.
amount
▪ This was later changed to requisitioning fixed amounts of grain, which often went beyond taking surpluses.
▪ The law applies to any fixed amount of gas.
▪ It is particularly useful for paying fixed amounts such as club subscriptions and insurance premiums.
▪ The left-hand graph shows that at low pressure the volume of a fixed amount of gas is high.
▪ Complete reimbursement is obviously more attractive than a contribution of a fixed amount.
▪ Normally you will have to pay this fixed amount, even if you get a full rent rebate.
▪ In only 11 percent of companies was a fixed amount paid.
▪ When you press this, the exposure is increased by a fixed amount which lightens both the foreground subject and the background.
asset
▪ The inflows would typically be revenues from sales of products, sales of fixed assets, issues of shares and loans.
▪ Their system interfaces with Britannia's fixed asset management system and with standard accounting packages.
▪ We have a very large fixed asset base of £5 billion, producing £3 billion of sales.
▪ It is not a fixed asset as there is no intention to use it in the business.
▪ Fixed assets Significant changes in fixed assets are set out on pages 43 and 45.
▪ It is used to acquire fixed assets such as buildings and plant and to provide working capital.
▪ Examples could include prepayments, fixed assets, accruals, etc. 6.
capital
▪ I producing fixed capital, there would be a precipitate decline in those sectors.
▪ The majority of investment expenditure is on fixed capital formation rather than inventories and it is to this that we now turn.
▪ Only his fixed capital - his own money.
▪ The reason for this is that the renewal of fixed capital is normally to maintain existing production levels.
▪ By the autumn of 1975 around 11 percent of fixed capital was gathering dust.
▪ I shall also argue that crises have a material basis, which relates to the periodic replacement and expansion of fixed capital.
▪ Thus the mere replacement of fixed capital can lead to an increase in the overall level of economic activity.
charge
▪ If the fixed charge has to be very high it may induce people to abandon consumption of the commodity altogether.
▪ While obviously the fixed charge accords superior protection, there are sound reasons for taking a floating charge.
▪ Also not included are fixed charges on bank accounts and, more importantly, fixed charges on shares held in a subsidiary.
▪ Crystallisation Crystallisation is the term used to describe the process by which a floating charge is converted into a normal fixed charge.
▪ An example of the fixed charge is the mortgage and no more need be said about it here.
cost
▪ Corporation tax, by increasing the fixed costs, in effect raises the entry barriers to the industry.
▪ Variable and fixed costs are traditionally assumed to be linear.
▪ Therefore, fixed costs are unavoidable; that is they will be incurred whether or not the firm manufactures and sells both products.
▪ Deterioration of market conditions and higher fixed costs were blamed for the decline.
▪ If fixed costs are shared between products a method of allocating and apportioning these costs to individual products must be introduced.
▪ But Weitzman claims that scale economies can not arise purely through fixed costs; that these costs must be sunk.
▪ The argument that fixed costs are incompatible with scale economies is as follows.
▪ Their retail branches are a fixed cost, so the more business they put through them the better.
costs
▪ Corporation tax, by increasing the fixed costs, in effect raises the entry barriers to the industry.
▪ Variable and fixed costs are traditionally assumed to be linear.
▪ Therefore, fixed costs are unavoidable; that is they will be incurred whether or not the firm manufactures and sells both products.
▪ Defining as the elasticity of substitution in fixed costs, and as the shares in fixed costs.
▪ Deterioration of market conditions and higher fixed costs were blamed for the decline.
▪ If fixed costs are shared between products a method of allocating and apportioning these costs to individual products must be introduced.
▪ But Weitzman claims that scale economies can not arise purely through fixed costs; that these costs must be sunk.
date
▪ For example a lease provides for rent reviews at fixed dates in the years 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010.
▪ The provisions are contained in Ord 9, r 2 which applies to both default and fixed date summonses.
exchange
▪ This aided the operation of the fixed exchange rate system and helped to maintain a low inflation rate in the international economy.
▪ Once the system of fixed exchange rates had been abandoned there was no alternative but for currencies to float.
▪ We abandoned that after the war for the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates.
▪ Under a fixed exchange rate a currency flow surplus is likely to persist for some time.
▪ Insulation from external inflation With fixed exchange rates, inflation abroad is transmitted directly into higher import prices.
▪ With a fixed exchange rate, has not this country badly lost competitiveness?
▪ So far we have briefly explained how a free-floating and a rigidly fixed exchange rate system are supposed to operate.
▪ But the system of fixed exchange rates established after the war and based on the dollar had already disintegrated by that time.
fee
▪ The fixed fee interview scheme has not been successful.
▪ Although many solicitors offer fixed fee interviews they are given little publicity beyond referral lists and notices in some solicitors' offices.
▪ More serious to the surveying practice is the job which has a fixed fee and runs over budgeted time.
▪ The fixed fee element above is not contingent on a deal being completed.
▪ The sub-licensees paid a fixed fee, unrelated to their profits, to the taxpayer in Hong Kong.
▪ Remortgage legal services available for a single fixed fee.
▪ Many workers in the private sector receive some payment as a fixed fee independent of the value of their marginal product.
idea
▪ But he had a fixed idea in his mind that to be a bishop was not his work.
▪ He's come here with a fixed idea, which he's been looking forward to for half his life.
▪ He was a man of fixed ideas and a firm believer.
▪ Try not to start out with too many fixed ideas of what is going to happen.
▪ Perhaps he's right not to attach too much importance to the Bible and to fixed ideas.
income
▪ It is an illiquid asset which generates a fixed income depending on the stock's interest rate.
▪ This has pushed up housing costs and forced retirees with some capital but often on fixed incomes to seek out cheaper places.
▪ It especially hits pensioners and those on fixed incomes who rely on the interest to meet their bills.
▪ It eats into savings and hurts those who live on fixed incomes.
▪ They do not receive a fixed income, but have board and lodgings free.
interest
▪ For gilts and other fixed interest securities the costs are up to £15,000, £15; and over £15,000, £30.
▪ Normally rising interest rates will depress the price of gilts by making their fixed interest payments less attractive to investors.
▪ The fixed interest rate means you know exactly your commitment each month, which saves problems with forecasting your cashflow.
▪ The assets are actively managed and represent a wide spread of fixed interest stocks, U.K. and overseas equity shares and property.
▪ Next is a desire to maximise fixed interest rate financing thereby providing some degree of certainty as to the project's financial cost.
▪ However, Norwich Union has publicly stated that it intends to devote a greater part of its investments to fixed interest securities.
▪ It covers trading in all listed and unlisted securities, gilts, and other fixed interest securities on the London Stock Exchange.
▪ This applies to most matured fixed interest Savings Certificates issues.
investment
▪ Here we review the factors which allegedly affect this type of fixed investment.
▪ There are important issues arising about the complementarities between fixed investment and training.
length
▪ It should not be a fixed length sentence.
▪ The carrying system is fixed length, with the padded shoulder harnesses sewn in.
▪ String Variables and Garbage 2.4.3 Strings 2.4.3.1 Unlike numeric variables, string variables do not have a fixed length.
▪ This might be a fixed length pipeline, or even a single sequential processor.
▪ This effectively reduces the file packing, and may also cause fixed lengths to become variable in length.
number
▪ But a brain with a fixed number of cells almost certainly works better than one whose cells are constantly dividing.
▪ Each contestant took a fixed number of dross leads from a box.
▪ Often, there is no fixed number of children per node.
▪ F Format Numbers are printed with a fixed number of decimal places.
▪ Perhaps it might make more sense to restrict people to a fixed number of pets.
penalty
▪ When Model returned with his wife and children, Constable Bedford asked them if they wished to pay the fixed penalty immediately.
▪ Councils will be given the power to operate fixed penalty schemes like that operated by Westminster city council.
▪ Male speaker I can deal with the incident by means of a fixed penalty ticket.
▪ Maximum penalties, and occasionally fixed penalties, are set out in statutes and periodically revised.
▪ The extension of the fixed penalty system that is now projected will reduce the number of small cases in magistrates' courts.
percentage
▪ These contributions will be charged over the average expected remaining service lives of employees as a fixed percentage of expected future pay.
▪ Annual management charges are relatively simple, being a fixed percentage levied on the total value of the trust.
period
▪ Other advances for fixed periods are only repaid at the end of that period.
▪ Under the existing procedures, their sentences had been reviewed by the Home Office after a fixed period.
▪ Finally, the contract is often a fixed period one.
▪ Here, the fixed period contract is very useful, if proper evaluation procedures are devised.
▪ The three major categories at retail level are overdrafts, personal loans for fixed periods, and mortgages.
▪ Apart from the fact that the fixed periods are unreasonably long, they are unreasonably arbitrary and rigid.
▪ The figures for black youngsters excluded indefinitely and for a fixed period were also above average.
▪ Astronomers, on the other hand, sought to introduce a regular intercalation by means of a cycle of fixed period.
point
▪ It offers the qualities of religion without rejecting any of the fixed points of modernity - science, progress, agnosticism.
▪ For a one-dimensional flow, the only possible attractor is a stable fixed point or sink.
▪ The bifurcations of fixed points are illustrated in Figs 3.1-3.
▪ If you can't lock ladders away inside, chain and padlock them horizontally to a fixed point.
▪ In his world these fixed points must be observed, if only because the servants expect them.
▪ Entrants will guide themselves to various fixed points on a simple route which sticks to tracks and existing paths.
▪ Individual junctions were defined by two fixed points which could be readily identified from the video record.
▪ These engagements and meal times should be considered the fixed points in each day.
points
▪ It offers the qualities of religion without rejecting any of the fixed points of modernity - science, progress, agnosticism.
▪ The bifurcations of fixed points are illustrated in Figs 3.1-3.
▪ In his world these fixed points must be observed, if only because the servants expect them.
▪ Entrants will guide themselves to various fixed points on a simple route which sticks to tracks and existing paths.
▪ Individual junctions were defined by two fixed points which could be readily identified from the video record.
▪ These engagements and meal times should be considered the fixed points in each day.
▪ Putting this more precisely, the proper time taken by light to pass to and fro between two fixed points in spaces oscillates.
▪ But most have stayed and worn well, reassuring and fixed points in an otherwise changing landscape.
position
▪ Galileo's view contradicted Church doctrine of the time that the earth was in a fixed position.
▪ The operating units have no fixed position but can move about the network from one location to another.
▪ By impacting with neighbouring particles they vibrate about a locus, and only appear to remain in a fixed position.
▪ Wait until a ferret fitted with a transmitter has taken up a fixed position down a burrow.
▪ As a result, these particles are held in fixed positions in a crystal lattice.
price
▪ The decree exempted a list of raw and construction materials and production and technical goods, which would remain at fixed prices.
▪ Your hotel offers a relatively inexpensive fixed price menu if you wish to take advantage of this.
▪ All currencies came to be expressed in terms of the dollar, and the dollar was officially convertible into gold at a fixed price.
▪ Non-stop entertainment, meal and wine included in fixed price.
▪ All have been tried before to varying degrees - we now favour the fixed price tender again.
rate
▪ You borrow at a fixed rate of interest and repay the loan over a number of years.
▪ Borrowers are also informed about special customer offers such as fixed rate mortgages.
▪ At the beginning of the first year, the fixed rate was 13.25% at a time when the variable rate was 15.25%.
▪ In 1992, the fixed rate was 9.25%.
▪ If you're looking for a fixed rate and a fixed term this is the account for you.
▪ The basic form of eurobond is the straight fixed rate bond, having bullet repayment.
▪ Insurance companies that issue these fixed rate bonds were expecting a Labour victory and were planning to increase rates today.
▪ The Cheltenham &038; Gloucester has produced a £50m fixed rate loan priced at 13.25 until the end of 1991.
sum
▪ The policy guarantees a fixed sum to your pet if you die.
▪ Recall that a bond is an asset that earns a fixed sum of money for its owner each year.
▪ If the authority receives a fixed sum 31, then it is able to purchase more of the publicly provided good.
▪ Usually this is a fixed sum which, at the time of writing seems to average around £90.
▪ From each performance they were given either a fixed sum or collected money from the crowd for charity.
▪ This petty cash is kept on the imprest system, whereby the petty cashier is entrusted with a fixed sum of money.
▪ The petty cashier must always account for a certain fixed sum of money. 2.
▪ He would then have drawings and quantities prepared and would invite tenders for a fixed sum.
term
▪ Others include relating pay to performance ... and the introduction of fixed term contracts.
▪ He also said senior ranks would be employed on fixed term contracts, and their pay would be performance related.
▪ The position now depends on whether the period of exclusion which has been ordered is permanent, indefinite or fixed term.
▪ Members of the arbitration court organized for the stock exchange are appointed by the general meeting for a fixed term.
▪ This is a continuing appointment, not fixed term.
▪ Independence offers critical illness cover on a fixed term basis; and Priorities is a pure life cover plan.
▪ A business tenant is entitled to a new contractual tenancy for a fixed term up to 14 years.
▪ The contract was for a fixed term of five years.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
all eyes are on/watching/fixed on etc
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "I'm retired and on a fixed income." Marson said. "I can't handle this myself, financially."
Fixed costs should be separated from variable costs when working out the annual accounts.
fixed interest rates
▪ a fixed-rate mortgage
▪ A fixed number of tickets will be on sale the day of the show.
▪ In Communist Russia prices of all common commodities used to be fixed.
▪ Our health insurance pays a fixed amount for each type of treatment, regardless of what it actually costs.
▪ The lessons began and ended at fixed times.
▪ The policeman told me there was a fixed penalty of $20 for driving without a rear light.
▪ The symbols must be used in a fixed order.
▪ Workers are paid a fixed rate per hour.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Each contestant took a fixed number of dross leads from a box.
▪ He also said senior ranks would be employed on fixed term contracts, and their pay would be performance related.
▪ If you're looking for a fixed rate and a fixed term this is the account for you.
▪ New closed prisons were built for convicted offenders serving long fixed sentences or life imprisonment for the most serious crimes.
▪ Other advances for fixed periods are only repaid at the end of that period.
▪ The fixed interest rate means you know exactly your commitment each month, which saves problems with forecasting your cashflow.
▪ The module header has a fixed format and must be added as a complete block.
Wikipedia

Fixed

Fixed may refer to:

  • Fixed (EP), EP by Nine Inch Nails
  • Fixed (film), an Australian short film, directed by Codey Wilson and Burleigh Smith
  • Fixed (typeface), a collection of monospace bitmap fonts that is distributed with the X Window System
  • Fixed, subjected to neutering
  • Fixed point (mathematics), a point that is mapped to itself by the function
  • Fixed line telephone, a landline

Fixed (film)

Fixed is a 2014 short comedy film directed by Codey Wilson and Burleigh Smith. It features Amara Harnisch as Jemimah, a little girl who wants her dog to have puppies. The film premiered at Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival.

Fixed (EP)

Fixed is a remix EP by Nine Inch Nails released in 1992. Fixed is the sixth official Nine Inch Nails release and is the companion remix disc to Broken. It has been certified platinum in the UK. It is the first Nine Inch Nails release to include the Parental Advisory label, as not all certain releases by the band include the label.

Guest remixers include Coil with Danny Hyde, J. G. Thirlwell aka Foetus, Butch Vig and members of the live band at the time, which included Chris Vrenna and James Woolley.

Fixed (typeface)

misc-fixed is a collection of monospace bitmap fonts that is distributed with the X Window System. It is a set of independent bitmap fonts which—apart from all being sans-serif fonts—cannot be described as belonging to a single font family. The misc-fixed fonts were the first fonts available for the X Window System. Their individual origin is not attributed, but it is likely that many of them were created in the early or mid 1980s as part of MIT's Project Athena, or at its industrial partner, DEC. The misc-fixed fonts are available under a "public domain – share and enjoy" license.

The individual fonts in the collection have a short name that matches their respective pixel dimensions, plus a letter that indicates a bold or oblique variant. They can also be accessed using their (much longer) X Logical Font Description string:

5x7

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--7-70-75-75-C-50-ISO10646-1

5x8

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--8-80-75-75-C-50-ISO10646-1 |-|

6x10

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--10-100-75-75-C-60-ISO10646-1

6x12

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Semicondensed--12-110-75-75-C-60-ISO10646-1

6x13

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-SemiCondensed--13-120-75-75-C-60-ISO10646-1

6x13B

-Misc-Fixed-Bold-R-SemiCondensed--13-120-75-75-C-60-ISO10646-1

6x13O

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-O-SemiCondensed--13-120-75-75-C-60-ISO10646-1

7x13

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--13-120-75-75-C-70-ISO10646-1

7x13B

-Misc-Fixed-Bold-R-Normal--13-120-75-75-C-70-ISO10646-1

7x13O

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-O-Normal--13-120-75-75-C-70-ISO10646-1

7x14

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--14-130-75-75-C-70-ISO10646-1

7x14B

-Misc-Fixed-Bold-R-Normal--14-130-75-75-C-70-ISO10646-1

8x13

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--13-120-75-75-C-80-ISO10646-1

8x13B

-Misc-Fixed-Bold-R-Normal--13-120-75-75-C-80-ISO10646-1

8x13O

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-O-Normal--13-120-75-75-C-80-ISO10646-1

9x15

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--15-140-75-75-C-90-ISO10646-1

9x15B

-Misc-Fixed-Bold-R-Normal--15-140-75-75-C-90-ISO10646-1

9x18

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--18-120-100-100-C-90-ISO10646-1

9x18B

-Misc-Fixed-Bold-R-Normal--18-120-100-100-C-90-ISO10646-1

10x20

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--20-200-75-75-C-100-ISO10646-1

12x13ja

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal-ja-13-120-75-75-C-120-ISO10646-1

18x18ja

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal-ja-18-120-100-100-C-180-ISO10646-1

18x18ko

-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal-ko-18-120-100-100-C-180-ISO10646-1

The "6x13" font is usually also available under the alias "fixed", a font name that is expected to be available on every X server.

The fonts originally covered only the ASCII repertoire, and were in the early 1990s extended to cover all characters in ISO 8859-1. In 1997, Markus Kuhn initiated and headed a project to extend the misc-fixed fonts to as large a subset of Unicode/ ISO 10646 as is feasible for each of the available font sizes. This project's goal was to get GNU/Linux developers interested in abandoning the 1990s dominant ISO 8859-1 encoding, in favour of using UTF-8 instead, which happened indeed within a few years. Thanks to this effort, all the misc fixed fonts now cover the characters found in

  • ISO 8859 parts 1-5, 7-10, 13-15 (i.e., all parts except Arabic and Thai)
  • ISO 6937 and the CEN MES-1 European Unicode Subset
  • IBM/ Microsoft code pages CP 437, 850, 1251, 1252, and many others
  • Microsoft/ Adobe Systems Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL4)
  • KOI8-R
  • DEC VT100 graphics symbols

The 6x13, 8x13, 9x15, 9x18, and 10x20 fonts cover a much larger repertoire, that covers in addition the comprehensive CEN MES-3A European Unicode 3.2 subset, the International Phonetic Alphabet, Armenian, Georgian, Thai, Yiddish, all Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic characters, all mathematical symbols (including the entire TeX repertoire), APL, Braille, Runes, and much more. 9x15 and 10x20 also cover Ethiopic.

The misc-fixed fonts have been much less commonly used since support for scalable outline font formats such as Type 1, TrueType and OpenType has become available for X. However, they are still commonly used with terminal emulators, such as xterm, and as a fallback font for the many Unicode characters not yet found in common outline fonts.

The fonts are distributed in the BDF format and are currently maintained by Markus Kuhn.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fixed

Fix \Fix\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fixed (f[i^]kst); p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.] [Cf. F. fixer.]

  1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.

    An ass's nole I fixed on his head.
    --Shak.

    O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence.
    --Herbert.

    His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
    --Ps. cxii. 7.

    And fix far deeper in his head their stings.
    --Milton.

  2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.

    Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite.
    --Pope.

    One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven.
    --Young.

  3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.]
    --Sandys.

  4. (Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light.
    --Abney.

  5. To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room. [Colloq. U.S.]

  6. (Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

    Syn: To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle; determine.

Fixed

Fixed \Fixed\ (f[i^]kst), a.

  1. Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm; imovable; unalterable.

  2. (Chem.) Stable; non-volatile.

    Fixed air (Old Chem.), carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; -- so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed by strong bases. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.

    Fixed alkali (Old Chem.), a non-volatile base, as soda, or potash, in distinction from the volatile alkali ammonia.

    Fixed ammunition (Mil.), a projectile and powder inclosed together in a case ready for loading.

    Fixed battery (Mil.), a battery which contains heavy guns and mortars intended to remain stationary; -- distinguished from movable battery.

    Fixed bodies, those which can not be volatilized or separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty, as gold, platinum, lime, etc.

    Fixed capital. See the Note under Capital, n., 4.

    Fixed fact, a well established fact. [Colloq.]

    Fixed light, one which emits constant beams; -- distinguished from a flashing, revolving, or intermittent light.

    Fixed oils (Chem.), non-volatile, oily substances, as stearine and olein, which leave a permanent greasy stain, and which can not be distilled unchanged; -- distinguished from volatile or essential oils.

    Fixed pivot (Mil.), the fixed point about which any line of troops wheels.

    Fixed stars (Astron.), such stars as always retain nearly the same apparent position and distance with respect to each other, thus distinguished from planets and comets.

WordNet

fixed

  1. adj. (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value

  2. fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain" [syn: set, rigid]

  3. securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor" [ant: unfixed]

  4. intent and directed steadily; "had her gaze fastened on the stranger"; "a fixed expresson" [syn: fastened]

  5. incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"; "living on fixed incomes" [syn: frozen]

  6. mended or put in working order; "a reconditioned sewing machine"; "a repaired vacuum cleaner"; "the broken lock is now fixed" [syn: reconditioned, repaired]

  7. not increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: flat]

  8. specified in advance; "a given number"; "we will meet at a given time and location" [syn: given(a)]

  9. directed with intense concentration; "a fixed stare"; "an intent gaze" [syn: intent]

Wiktionary

fixed

  1. 1 Not changing, not able to be changed, staying the same. 2 stationary. 3 attached; affixed 4 Chemically stable. 5 Supplied with what one needs. 6 (context legal English) Of sound, recorded on a permanent medium. 7 (context dialectal informal English) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated). 8 rigged; fraudulently prearranged. v

  2. (en-past of: fix)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fixed

late 14c., of stars, "unchangeable in position," past participle adjective from fix (v.). Related: fixedly (1590s). Fixed-income (n.) is from 1767.

Usage examples of "fixed".

Some types of bridge can be built out from the abutments, the completed part forming an erecting stage on which lifting appliances are fixed.

The acridity of its oil is modified in the seeds by combination with another fixed oil of a bland nature which can be readily separated by pressure, then the cake left after the expression of this fixed oil is far more pungent than the seeds.

Court declared that: After a legislative body has fairly and fully investigated and acted, by fixing what it believes to be reasonable rates, the courts cannot step in and say its action shall be set aside because the courts, upon similar investigation, have come to a different conclusion as to the reasonableness of the rates fixed.

She had found four species that adsorbed heavy metals, and two that absorbed dissolved silicates and fixed them into their rigid stalks.

I happen to remember because it was just two year before that a strain of human aftosa developed in a Bolivian lavatory got loose through the medium of a Chinchilla coat fixed an income tax case in Kansas City.

And, worse, she had betrayed most melancholy signs of sourness and agedness as soon as he had sworn himself to her fast and fixed.

Clement during his latter days to encroach on the perquisites and possessions of the minor Italian States was crystallizing into a fixed purpose of ecclesiastical aggrandizement on the part of the new Pope.

And though a landing aboard the carrier at night in bad weather was far and above the most challenging feat of airmanship one could attempt, making the same approach on a fixed, unmoving airfield posed a different kind of threat--just as deadly, but far more subtle.

Could you say to the soldier, here, that I just want to get my alternator fixed, then shove off?

The Marines at Ewa saw a Dauntless which was probably his, in a twisting, swirling, low altitude mix-up with two or three Zeros, fixed and free guns all firing at once.

My eyes were fixed upon the thermometer in the aneroid, which hung on the wall over his desk.

Antique mirrors, gold-lettered with advertisements for cigarettes and aperitifs, were fixed to every wall.

This air is enhanced by the presence of five aspidistras, placed in a row on the top of the bunting, which has been stretched across the top, over the opening and the turned-back lid, tightly fixed to the edges with drawing pins, and allowed to fall in artistic festoons down the sides and in a sort of valance-like effect across the front.

Having watched Father Edmund disappear from sight, Katherine once again fixed Blake with her questioning eyes, sensing his aversion to the priest.

In front of them, on a single pillow at the edge of the awning, half under the awning, half out under the open sky, sat the man on whom all attention was fixed.