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fixed

adjective
     
fixed S3 W3
1 [not before noun] firmly fastened to a particular position
fixed to/in/on
a mirror fixed to the bathroom wall
2 fixed times, amounts, meanings etc cannot be changed [= set]:
The classes begin and end at fixed times.
fixed prices
My contract was for a fixed term of five years.
interest at 10%, fixed for 5 years
3

have fixed ideas/opinions

to have very definite ideas or opinions that you will not change - often used to show disapproval
have fixed ideas/opinions about/on
He has very fixed ideas about how a wife should behave.
4

how are you fixed for something?

spoken used to ask someone how much of something they have, or to ask about an arrangement:
How are you fixed for cash?
How are we fixed for Monday?
5 a fixed smile, expression etc does not show any emotion or does not show how someone really feels
6

be of/have no fixed abode/address

British English law to not have a permanent place to live
WORD FOCUS: change WORD FOCUS: change
to change something: alter, adapt, adjust, amend, modify, revise, vary

to change a system or organization: restructure, reorganize, reform

to change something completely: transform, revolutionize

to change facts or information, or change what someone has said: twist, distort, misrepresent

easily changed: flexible, adaptable

impossible to change: fixed, final, irrevocable


See also
change

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