[ adjective ] (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The drama in the theater and the concert in the hall both have a fixed time , but the time is fixed by the director and the players , the conductor and the instrumentalists , subject , therefore , to much variation , as record collectors well know .
The time of the motion_picture is fixed absolutely .(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
Let n be a positive integer and let V be the space of all n times continuously differentiable functions f on the real line which satisfy the differential_equation * * f where * * f are some fixed constants .(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
For an experiment to qualify as a binomial experiment , it must have four properties : ( 1 ) there must be a fixed number of trials , ( 2 ) each trial must result in a `` success '' or a `` failure '' ( a binomial trial ) , ( 3 ) all trials must have identical probabilities of success , ( 4 ) the trials must be independent of each other .
Here the number of trials is a random_variable , not a fixed number .
[ adjective ] fixed and unmoving
"with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare" "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien "a face rigid with pain"
Used in print(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)
Rev 's face was suddenly a_little fixed and questioning .(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
He rocked back in the chair , knee locked against stomach , his beady eyes fixed on Matson .
[ adjective ] securely placed or fastened or set
"a fixed piece of wood" "a fixed resistor"
Used in print(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
They marched with bayonets fixed , and as fixed on their faces was anger , fear , and torment .
[ adjective ] incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"
"living on fixed incomes"
Used in print(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
This habit had become so fixed over the years that it seemed futile to do anything for which no_one was waiting .