Fixed(fkst), a. 1. Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm; imovable; unalterable.
(Chem.) Stable; non-volatile.
(Old Chem.), carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; -- so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed by strong bases. See
Carbonic acid, under Carbonic. --
(Old Chem.), a non-volatile base, as soda, or potash, in distinction from the volatile alkali ammonia. --
(Mil.), a projectile and powder inclosed together in a case ready for loading. --
(Mil.), a battery which contains heavy guns and mortars intended to remain stationary; -- distinguished from movable battery. --
Fixed bodies, those which can not be volatilized or separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty, as gold, platinum, lime, etc. --
Fixed capital. See the Note under Capital,
n., 4. --
Fixed fact, a well established fact.
Fixed light, one which emits constant beams; -- distinguished from a flashing, revolving, or intermittent light. --
(Chem.), non-volatile, oily substances, as stearine and olein, which leave a permanent greasy stain, and which can not be distilled unchanged; -- distinguished from volatile or
essential oils. --
(Mil.), the fixed point about which any line of troops wheels. --
(Astron.), such stars as always retain nearly the same apparent position and distance with respect to each other, thus distinguished from planets and comets.
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