What is fixed?

  • (adj): Specified in advance.
    Synonyms: given
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fixed:

Integrational Linguistics - Integrationism and Language
... of language leads to a rejection of the notion that language is a ‘fixed code’ ... One is that if there are verbal ‘codes’, they cannot be fixed on the contrary, they must be changing all the time ... by those who know the code.” Instead of parts of a fixed code, language is looked at as a resource to conduct action with, an idea that echoes the notions put forth by speech act theorists such as Austin and ...
Kakutani Fixed-point Theorem
... In mathematical analysis, the Kakutani fixed-point theorem is a fixed-point theorem for set-valued functions ... function defined on a convex, compact subset of a Euclidean space to have a fixed point, i.e ... The Kakutani fixed point theorem is a generalization of Brouwer fixed point theorem ...

More definitions of "fixed":

  • (adj): Not increasing as the amount taxed increases.
    Synonyms: flat
  • (adj): Intent and directed steadily.
    Example: "A fixed expresson"
    Synonyms: fastened
  • (adj): Directed with intense concentration.
    Example: "A fixed stare"
    Synonyms: intent
  • (adj): Fixed and unmoving.
    Example: "With eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"
    Synonyms: set, rigid
  • (adj): Incapable of being changed or moved or undone.
    Example: "Living on fixed incomes"
    Synonyms: frozen
  • (adj): Securely placed or fastened or set.
    Example: "A fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor"
  • (adj): Mended or put in working order.
    Example: "The broken lock is now fixed"
    Synonyms: reconditioned, repaired
  • (adj): (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value.

Famous quotes containing the word fixed:

    The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. Since man is mortal, the only immortality possible for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. This is the artist’s way of scribbling “Kilroy was here” on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must someday pass.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
    David Lehman (b. 1948)

    Since an intelligence common to us all makes things known to us and formulates them in our minds, honorable actions are ascribed by us to virtue, and dishonorable actions to vice; and only a madman would conclude that these judgments are matters of opinion, and not fixed by nature.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)