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English Dictionary: fix by the DICT Development Group
9 results for fix
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
    Synonym(s): fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
  2. something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate"
  3. the act of putting something in working order again
    Synonym(s): repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
  4. an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
  5. a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target"
    Synonym(s): localization, localisation, location, locating, fix
  1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
    Synonym(s): repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
    Antonym(s): break, bust
  2. cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
    Synonym(s): fasten, fix, secure
    Antonym(s): unfasten
  3. decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
    Synonym(s): specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit
  4. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
    Synonym(s): cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
  5. take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
    Synonym(s): pay back, pay off, get, fix
  6. set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
  7. kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
  8. make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"
    Synonym(s): fixate, fix
  9. make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
    Synonym(s): sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix
  10. influence an event or its outcome by illegal means; "fix a race"
  11. put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
    Synonym(s): situate, fix, posit, deposit
  12. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
    Synonym(s): fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fix \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fix \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.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fettling \Fet"tling\, n.
      1. (Metal.) A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to line the
            hearth of a puddling furnace. [Eng.] [It is commonly
            called {fix} in the United States.]
      2. (Pottery) The operation of shaving or smoothing the
            surface of undried clay ware.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fix \Fix\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fixed} (f[icr]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;

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fix \Fix\ (f[icr]ks), a. [OE., fr. L. fixus, p. p. of figere to
      fix; cf. F. fixe.]
      Fixed; solidified. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   fix n.,v.   What one does when a problem has been reported too
   many times to be ignored.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. {Federal Information Exchange}.
      2. {Financial Information eXchange}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      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}.
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