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fix•ture



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.
3. Mach.
a. 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.
b. any of various devices for holding parts in certain positions during welding, assembly, etc.
4. Law.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.
5. Fox Hunting.one of a series of meets scheduled by a hunt to take place at a time and location listed on a card (fix'ture card") that is sent, usually once a month, to each member of a hunt.
6. the act of fixing.
7. Brit.an event that takes place regularly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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