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Meaning of FIX

Pronunciation:  fiks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a determination of the location of something; "he got a good fix on the target"
  2. [n]  an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
  3. [n]  the act of putting something in working order again
  4. [n]  (informal) an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
  5. [n]  informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
  6. [v]  make infertile; of both males and females
  7. [v]  make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"
  8. [v]  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  9. [v]  kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study; in cytology
  10. [v]  decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
  11. [v]  take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
  12. [v]  cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
  13. [v]  put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
  14. [v]  set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
  15. [v]  prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

FIX is a 3 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bushel, cook, desex, desexualise, desexualize, determine, doctor, fasten, fixate, fixing, fixture, furbish up, get, hole, jam, kettle of fish, limit, localisation, localization, locating, location, make, mend, mending, mess, muddle, pay back, pay off, pickle, posit, prepare, ready, repair, repair, reparation, restore, secure, set, situate, specify, sterilise, sterilize, touch on, unsex
 Antonyms: break, bust, unfasten
 See Also: alter, ameliorate, amend, anchor, attach, attach, band aid, bandage, bar, belay, belt, berth, better, bight, bind, bitt, brad, brooch, buckle, bury, button, cable, care, cast anchor, castrate, cement, chain, chock, choose, cinch, clamp, clasp, cleat, clinch, coapt, cobble, concoct, constitute, cook up, cramp, crank, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, darn, darning, define, demasculinise, demasculinize, deposit, determination, devil, difficulty, dog's breakfast, dog's dinner, drop anchor, echo sounding, echolocation, emasculate, entrench, establish, exemption, fill, finding, found, garter, gear up, get back, get even, girth, granting immunity, ground, grout, hang, hang up, hasp, heel, hook, immunity, improve, improvement, institute, intravenous injection, intrench, joggle, joint, lard, latch, lay, lock, lock up, lodge, maintenance, meliorate, moor, name, neuter, noose, operate, operate on, patch, patch up, patching, pick out, picket, piece, pin, place, plant, point, pose, position, precook, prepare, put, put on, quantify, quick fix, quickie, quicky, ready, reconstruction, reheel, repoint, reset, resole, restitution, restoration, revamp, rig, rivet, rope up, run up, screw, sediment, select, set, set, set up, sew, sew together, sole, spay, spike, stake, staple, stay, stick, stitch, strap, string, tack, take, tie, tie up, toggle, trouble-shoot, upkeep, vamp, vasectomise, vasectomize, velcro, wedge, whip up, whomp up, wire, zip, zip up, zipper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fix\ (f[i^]ks), a. [OE., fr. L. fixus, p. p. of figere to
    fix; cf. F. fixe.]
    Fixed; solidified. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Fix\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fixed} (f[i^]kst); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Fixing}.] [Cf. F. fixer.]
    1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place
       permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to
       implant; to secure; to make definite.
             An ass's nole I fixed on his head.    --Shak.
             O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May
             also fix their reverence.             --Herbert.
             His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. --Ps.
                                                   cxii. 7.
             And fix far deeper in his head their stings.
    2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as
       the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
             Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite. --Pope.
             One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven.
    3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.] --Sandys.
    4. (Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating
       with such applications as will make it insensible to the
       action of light. --Abney.
    5. To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to
       set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or
       most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes;
       to fix the furniture of a room. [Colloq. U.S.]
    6. (Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace)
       with fettling.
    Syn: To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle;
  3. \Fix\, v. i.
    1. To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease
       from wandering; to rest.
             Your kindness banishes your fear, Resolved to fix
             forever here.                         --Waller.
    2. To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease
       to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and
       malleable, as a metallic substance. --Bacon.
    {To fix on}, to settle the opinion or resolution about; to
       determine regarding; as, the contracting parties have
       fixed on certain leading points.
  4. \Fix\, n.
    1. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament;
       dilemma. [Colloq.]
             Is he not living, then? No. is he dead, then? No,
             nor dead either. Poor Aroar can not live, and can
             not die, -- so that he is in an almighty fix. --De
    2. (Iron Manuf.) fettling. [U.S.]
Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. federal information exchange.

    2. financial information exchange.

  2. 1. The fixed point combinator. Called Y in combinatory logic. Fix is a higher-order function which returns a fixed point of its argument (which is a function).

            fix :: (a -> a) -> a
            fix f = f (fix f)

    Which satisfies the equation

            fix f = x such that f x = x.

    Somewhat surprisingly, fix can be defined as the non-recursive lambda abstraction:

            fix = \ h . (\ x . h (x x)) (\ x . h (x x))

    Since this involves self-application, it has an infinite type. A function defined by

            f x1 .. xN = E

    can be expressed as

            f = fix (\ f . \ x1 ... \ xN . E)
              = (\ f . \ x1 ... \xN . E)
                    (fix (\ f . \ x1 ... \ xN . E))
              = let f = (fix (\ f . \ x1 ... \ xN . E))
                in \ x1 ... \xN . E

    If f does not occur free in E (i.e. it is not recursive) then this reduces to simply

            f = \ x1 ... \ xN . E

    In the case where N = 0 and f is free in E, this defines an infinite data object, e.g.

            ones = fix (\ ones . 1 : ones)
                 = (\ ones . 1 : ones) (fix (\ ones . 1 : ones))
                 = 1 : (fix (\ ones . 1 : ones))
                 = 1 : 1 : ...

    Fix f is also sometimes written as mu f where mu is the Greek letter or alternatively, if f = \ x . E, written as mu x . E.

    Compare quine.

    [jargon file]

    2. bug fix.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are fixing something indicates that you need to reevaluate and rethink a situation or relationship in your life.
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