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Definition of fixed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    fixed

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//fɪkst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɪkst//
     
    Banking
     
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  1. 1  staying the same; not changing or able to be changed fixed prices a fixed rate of interest people living on fixed incomes The money has been invested for a fixed period. see also abode See related entries: Banking
  2. 2  (often disapproving) (of ideas and wishes) held very firmly; not easily changed My parents had fixed ideas about what I should become.
  3. 3[only before noun] (of expressions on somebody’s face) not changing and not sincere He greeted all his guests with a fixed smile on his face.
  4. Extra examples His gaze was rigidly fixed ahead. In future, hospitals will be paid a fixed price for each operation they carry out. Older people living on fixed incomes are especially vulnerable to energy cost increases. The money has been invested for a fixed period. These accounts offer a fixed rate of interest over a defined period.Idioms
    how are you, etc. fixed (for something)?
     
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    (informal) used to ask how much of something a person has, or to ask about arrangements How are you fixed for cash? How are we fixed for Saturday (= have we arranged to do anything)?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fixed