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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.
fix′ed·ly (fĭk′sĭd-lē) adv.
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|Noun||1.||fixedness - remaining in place|
lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness - a state of no motion or movement; "the utter motionlessness of a marble statue"
rootage - fixedness by or as if by roots; "strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith"
|2.||fixedness - the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment|
lodgement, lodging, lodgment - the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily; "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree"
looseness - the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints
|3.||fixedness - the quality of being fixed and unchangeable; "the fixedness of his gaze upset her"|
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