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fixture

[fiks-cher] /ˈfɪks tʃər/
noun
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.
Machinery.
  1. any of various devices for holding work in a machine tool, especially 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.
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 (fixture card) that is sent, usually once a month, to each member of a hunt.
6.
the act of fixing.
7.
British. an event that takes place regularly.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; variant of obsolete fixure (< Late Latin fixūra; see fix, -ure), with -t- from mixture
Related forms
fixtureless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fixture-card

fixture

/ˈfɪkstʃə/
noun
1.
an object firmly fixed in place, esp a household appliance
2.
a person or thing regarded as fixed in a particular place or position
3.
(property law) an article attached to land and regarded as part of it
4.
a device to secure a workpiece in a machine tool
5.
(mainly Brit)
  1. a sports match or social occasion
  2. the date of such an event
6.
(rare) the act of fixing
Derived Forms
fixtureless, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin fixūra a fastening (with -t- by analogy with mixture)
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Word Origin and History for fixture-card

fixture

n.

1590s, "act of fixing," perhaps from fix (v.) on model of mixture. Meaning "anything fixed or securely fastened" is from 1812.

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