# be+fixed

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**fixed assets**— ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ assets which are purchased for long term use and are not likely to be converted quickly into cash, such as land, buildings, and equipment …182

**fixed charge**— ☆ fixed charge n. any of certain charges, as taxes, rent, interest, etc., which must be paid, usually at regular intervals, without being changed and without reference to the amount of business done …183

**fixed oil**— n. a nonvolatile oil, esp. one found in fatty animal tissue and the seeds of various plants, including cotton, corn, flax, sunflowers, peanuts, coconuts, and olives …184

**fixed-wing**— ☆ fixed wing [fikst′wiŋ΄ ] adj. designating an aircraft having its wings fastened to the fuselage, as distinguished from a helicopter …185

**fixed air**— noun The name given by Dr Joseph Black in 1756 to what in 1784 was named by Lavoisier carbonic acid • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …186

**fixed-interest**— fixed inˈterest adjective Having an invariable rate of interest • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …187

**fixed odds**— plural noun A betting method whereby a stated amount per unit stake is offered for a certain result or combination of results • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …188

**fixed oils**— plural noun Those which, on the application of heat, do not volatilize without decomposition • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …189

**fixed-penalty**— fixed penˈalty adjective Of or relating to an offence, such as illegal parking, the penalty for which is invariable and obligatory, eg a fine which may be imposed and paid without the offender appearing in court • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …190

**fixed-price**— fixedˈ price adjective (of a menu, contract, etc) having a price that cannot be varied • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …191

**fixed satellite**— noun A geostationary satellite • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …192

**fixed stars**— plural noun Stars which appear always to occupy the same position in the heavens, as opposed to planets • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …193

**fixed-wheel bicycle**— noun A bicycle in which the pedals are so connected to the back wheel that freewheeling is impossible, and on which only the front wheel has a conventional brake • • • Main Entry: ↑fix …194

**fixed trust**— fixed trust, an investment trust in which members are allowed to make investments only in a small number of specified securities; unit trust …195

**fixed-pitch propeller**— «FIHKST PIHCH», a propeller in which the pitch, or blade angle, is not adjustable and not variable …196

**Fixed-gear bicycle**— A fixed gear bicycle or fixed wheel bicycle, is a bicycle without the ability to coast. The sprocket is screwed directly on to the hub and there is no freewheel mechanism. A reverse thread lockring is usually fitted to prevent the sprocket from… …197

**Fixed-point combinator**— Y combinator redirects here. For the technology venture capital firm, see Y Combinator (company). In computer science, a fixed point combinator (or fixpoint combinator[1] ) is a higher order function that computes a fixed point of other functions …198

**Fixed point (mathematics)**— Not to be confused with a stationary point where f (x) = 0. A function with three fixed points In mathematics, a fixed point (sometimes shortened to fixpoint, also known as an invariant point) of a function is a point[1] that is …199

**Fixed-point arithmetic**— In computing, a fixed point number representation is a real data type for a number that has a fixed number of digits after (and sometimes also before) the radix point ( e.g. , after the decimal point . in English decimal notation). Fixed point… …200

**Fixed point theorem**— In mathematics, a fixed point theorem is a result saying that a function F will have at least one fixed point (a point x for which F ( x ) = x ), under some conditions on F that can be stated in general terms. Results of this kind are amongst the …