1. Firmly in position; stationary: a fixed dwelling.
2. Determined; established; set: at a fixed time; a fixed price.
3. Not subject to change or variation; unchanging: pensioners on a fixed income.
a. Not readily evaporating; nonvolatile.
b. Being in a stable, combined form: fixed nitrogen.
a. Firmly, often dogmatically held: fixed beliefs.
b. Persistently occurring in the mind; obsessive: a fixed, delusive notion.
6. Supplied, especially with funds. Often used in combination: a well-fixed bachelor.
7. Illegally prearranged as to outcome: a fixed election.
fixed·ly (fĭksĭd-lē) adv.
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