Definition Of fix


a difficult or awkward situation from which it is hard to extricate oneself; a predicament.

how on earth did you get into such a fix?

a dishonest or underhanded arrangement.

obviously, his appointment was a fix

a dose of a narcotic drug to which one is addicted.

he hadn't had his fix

a measure taken to resolve a problem or correct a mistake; a solution or remedy.

representatives trying to find cheap fixes to meet their obligations

a position determined by visual or radio bearings or astronomical observations.

GPS receivers use the passive, one-way transmissions of signals from the orbiting satellites to determine a position fix .

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Example Of fix

  • fix the clamp on a rail

  • A dead-reckoned position is an approximate one which should be corrected from time to time using an accurate position fix .

  • After another ritual check, Howard determined that he had better not go more than another kilometer before his next position fix .

  • After my weekend fix of toast and a pot of coffee, I went back to bed and slept till noon.

  • An order has just been given to stand in to enable our coast pilot, Cooper, to fix our whereabouts exactly by his knowledge of the land.

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