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
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adj fixed and unmoving

“with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare”
Synonyms:
rigid, set
nonmoving, unmoving
not in motion

adj 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
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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adj (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

adj 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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