fixed

Something fixed is rigidly set or placed. A fixed point does not move, as in this quote: “She was his North Star, the fixed point round which his world turned” (from David Gemmell’s Fall of Kings).

Anything described as fixed is unchangeable. A fixed rent can’t be raised by the landlord because it’s legally set at a certain amount. That’s handy if you have a fixed income –- one that stays the same every month no matter what. A fixed piece of wood is nailed to the wall. Fixed things are stable and constant. A fixed stare doesn’t look away. Fixed also means “mended” like if you fixed a broken chair before anyone sat.

Definitions of fixed
  1. adjective
    fixed and unmoving
    “with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare”
    synonyms: rigid, set
    nonmoving, unmoving
    not in motion
  2. adjective
    securely placed or fastened or set
    “a fixed piece of wood”
    “a fixed resistor”
    Synonyms:
    fast, firm, immobile
    securely fixed in place
    geostationary
    of or having a geosynchronous orbit such that the position in such an orbit is fixed with respect to the earth
    geosynchronous
    of or having an orbit with a fixed period of 24 hours (although the position in the orbit may not be fixed with respect to the earth)
    leaded
    (of panes of glass) fixed in place by means of thin strips of lead
    stationary
    not capable of being moved
    taped
    secured or held in place by tape
    unadjustable
    not adjustable
    secure
    not likely to fail or give way
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    Antonyms:
    unfixed
    not firmly placed or set or fastened
    detached, free
    not fixed in position
    floating
    (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position
    unfirm, unsteady
    not firmly or solidly positioned
    insecure
    not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
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  3. adjective
    (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
    Synonyms:
    determinate
    precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause
  4. adjective
    incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"
    “living on fixed incomes”
    synonyms: frozen
    unchangeable
    not changeable or subject to change
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