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  • IPA(key): /fɪkst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪkst



  1. simple past tense and past participle of fix


fixed (comparative more fixed, superlative most fixed)

  1. Not changing, not able to be changed, staying the same.
    fixed assets
    I work fixed hours for a fixed salary.
    Every religion has its own fixed ideas.
    He looked at me with a fixed glare.
  2. Stationary.
  3. Attached; affixed.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 4:
      The closest affinities of the Jubulaceae are with the Lejeuneaceae. The two families share in common: (a) elaters usually 1-spiral, trumpet-shaped and fixed to the capsule valves, distally []
  4. Chemically stable.
  5. Supplied with what one needs.
    She's nicely fixed after two divorce settlements.
  6. (law) Of sound, recorded on a permanent medium.
    In the United States, recordings are only granted copyright protection when the sounds in the recording were fixed and first published on or after February 15, 1972.
  7. (dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated).
    a fixed tomcat; the she-cat has been fixed
  8. Rigged; fraudulently prearranged.
  9. (of a problem) Resolved; corrected.
  10. Repaired



  • (not able to be changed, staying the same): mobile

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Terms derived from the adjective fixed


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