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Alteration of older fixure, on the model of mixture.



fixture (plural fixtures)

  1. (law) Something that is fixed in place, especially a permanent appliance or other item of personal property that is considered part of a house and is sold with it.
  2. A regular patron of a place or institution.
  3. A lighting unit; a luminaire.
  4. (sports) A scheduled match.
  5. (computing, programming) A state that can be recreated, used as a baseline for running software tests.
  6. A work-holding or support device used in the manufacturing industry.


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fixture (third-person singular simple present fixtures, present participle fixturing, simple past and past participle fixtured)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with, as, or in a fixture.
    The device is available in both handheld and fixtured models.
  2. (transitive, sports, Australia, New Zealand) To schedule (a match).
    • 2009 January 30, AAP, “Zimbabwe cricket head Chingoka refused entry to Australia”, in Herald Sun[1]:
      Other items to be discussed include fixturing from 2012 onwards, preparations for this year's scheduled Champions Trophy and the Indian Cricket League's bid for recognition from the ICC.



fixture m (plural fixtures)

  1. (sports) fixture