fixture: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fiks'chur), [key]
— n.
  1. something securely, and usually permanently, attached or appended, as to a house, apartment building, etc.: a light fixture; kitchen fixtures.
  2. a person or thing long established in the same place or position.
    1. any of various devices for holding work in a machine tool, esp. one for machining in a straight line, as in a planer or milling machine.
    2. any of various devices for holding parts in certain positions during welding, assembly, etc.
  3. a movable chattel, as a machine or heating plant, that, by reason of annexation to real property and adaptation to continuing use in connection with the realty, is considered a part of the realty.
  4. one of a series of meets scheduled by a hunt to take place at a time and location listed on a card that is sent, usually once a month, to each member of a hunt.
  5. the act of fixing.
  6. an event that takes place regularly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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