Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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 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 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.
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:
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)
- 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
Fix \Fix\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fixed (f[i^]kst); p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.] [Cf. F. fixer.]
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.
O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence.
His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
--Ps. cxii. 7.
And fix far deeper in his head their stings.
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.
One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven.
To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.]
(Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light.
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.]
(Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.
Syn: To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle; determine.
Fixed \Fixed\ (f[i^]kst), a.
Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm; imovable; unalterable.
(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.
adj. (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor" [ant: unfixed]
intent and directed steadily; "had her gaze fastened on the stranger"; "a fixed expresson" [syn: fastened]
incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"; "living on fixed incomes" [syn: frozen]
not increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: flat]
specified in advance; "a given number"; "we will meet at a given time and location" [syn: given(a)]
directed with intense concentration; "a fixed stare"; "an intent gaze" [syn: intent]
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
(en-past of: fix)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.