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adamant unlikely to change in response to any request or argument; firmly decided or fixed; unyielding. [1/3 definitions]
adamantine firmly decided or fixed; unyielding; adamant. [1/2 definitions]
American plan a system by which hotels charge a fixed rate for room, meals, and service. (Cf. European plan.)
amortize to deduct (expenditures) by fixed amounts over a period of time. [1/2 definitions]
annuity a regular annual income paid at fixed intervals and produced by money invested or by an insurance contract. [2 definitions]
anvil the fixed jaw in a measuring instrument such as calipers. [1/3 definitions]
a priori based on hypothesis, theory, fixed rules, or established forms rather than on experience or experiment. [1/3 definitions]
atonal in music, composed without a fixed key or scale.
barbecue the apparatus, either fixed or portable, on which such a meal is cooked. [1/4 definitions]
beacon a radar or radio transmitter that emits radio waves at fixed intervals to provide navigational guidance. [1/7 definitions]
bearing a machine part that reduces friction between fixed and moving parts, as in a wheel. [1/5 definitions]
benefice a church office or the fixed property or income associated with it. [1/3 definitions]
big bang theory the theory that the universe originated at a fixed point billions of years ago in a cosmic explosion of a mass of hydrogen atoms, and that it has been expanding ever since. (Cf. steady state theory.)
bimetallism the use of two metals, usu. gold and silver, at fixed values in relation to each other, as the monetary standard of currency and value. [1/2 definitions]
caliper a similar instrument with one fixed jaw and one sliding jaw. [1/3 definitions]
caliper rule a graduated rule with one jaw that slides and one that is fixed.
certain fixed; definite. [1/8 definitions]
circle a closed curve along which every point is the same distance from a fixed center point. [1/8 definitions]
closed-end investment company an investment company that issues a fixed number of shares in large blocks, at infrequent intervals, which are traded on an exchange.
coefficient in the physical sciences, a number that is constant for a system under fixed conditions. [1/2 definitions]
collimator a small telescope that is fixed to a larger one and is used to align it accurately. [1/2 definitions]