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Definition of "fixed" []

  • Firmly in position; stationary. (adjective)
  • Determined; established; set: at a fixed time; a fixed price. (adjective)
  • Not subject to change or variation; constant: pensioners on a fixed income. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Not readily evaporating; nonvolatile. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Being in a stable, combined form: fixed nitrogen. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fixed" in a sentence
  • "We find it fixed in these stones, for which reason Dr. Black called it “fixed air”—finding it in these fixed things like marble and chalk—he called it fixed air because it lost its quality of air, and assumed the condition of a solid body."
  • "Fortune, -- "Volve sua spera, e beata si gode:" the motive power of this wheel distinguishing its goddess from the fixed majesty of Necessitas with her iron nails; or [Greek: anankê], with her pillar of fire and iridescent orbits, _fixed_ at the centre."
  • "Jules was on his back, his expression fixed in a blank stare."