noun Etymology: modification of Late Latin fixura, from Latin fixus Date: 1598 1. the act or process of fixing ; the state of being fixed 2. a. something that is fixed or attached (as to a building) as a permanent appendage or as a structural part <
a plumbing fixture
b. a device for supporting work during machining c. an item of movable property so incorporated into real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it 3. a familiar or invariably present element or feature in some particular setting; especially a person long associated with a place or activity 4. a settled date or time especially for a sporting or festive event; also such an event especially as a regularly scheduled affair

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fixture — fix·ture n: an item of movable property so incorporated into a real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fixture …   Law dictionary

  • Fixture — Fix ture (f[i^]ks t[ u]r; 135), n. [Cf. {Fixure}.] 1. That which is fixed or attached to something as a permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles which a tenant may not take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fixture — Fixture. См. Крепление. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • fixture — UK US /ˈfɪkstʃər/ noun [C] ► PROPERTY something in a house that is permanently fixed, such as bathroom equipment, and that is not taken by someone when they move to a new home: »All fixtures and fittings are included in the house price. → Compare …   Financial and business terms

  • fixture — 1590s, “act of fixing,” perhaps from FIX (Cf. fix) on model of mixture. Meaning anything fixed or securely fastened is from 1812 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • fixture — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: deporte Origen: Argentina, Uruguay. Calendario deportivo de una competición …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • fixture — ► NOUN 1) a piece of equipment or furniture which is fixed in position in a building or vehicle. 2) (fixtures) articles attached to a house or land and considered legally part of it so that they normally remain in place when an owner moves. 3)… …   English terms dictionary

  • fixture — [fiks′chər] n. [< ME fixure (< LL fixura < L fixus: see FIX), altered by analogy with MIXTURE] 1. anything firmly in place 2. any of the fittings or furniture of a house, store, etc. attached to the building and, ordinarily, considered… …   English World dictionary

  • fixture — 01. We bought some new bathroom [fixtures] for the upstairs bathroom. 02. She has become a [fixture] in the local theater scene. 03. Chuck s grandmother has become a permanent [fixture] at all our football games. 04. He lives in a huge mansion… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Fixture — A fixture can refer to: * a testing fixture when talking about ATEs * a light fixture * a plumbing fixture * Fixture (tool), a tool used in manufacturing * Fixture (property law), in property law, a chattel which has become permanently attached… …   Wikipedia

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