Fix



[fiks] /fɪks/

verb (used with object), fixed or fixt, fixing.
1.
to repair; mend.
2.
to put in order or in good condition; adjust or arrrange:
She fixed her hair in a bun.
3.
to make fast, firm, or stable.
4.
to place definitely and more or less permanently:
to fix a circus poster to a wall.
5.
to settle definitely; determine:
to fix a price.
6.
to direct (the eyes, the attention, etc.) steadily:
His eyes were fixed on the distant ship.
7.
to attract and hold (the eye, the attention, etc.).
8.
to make set or rigid.
9.
to put into permanent form.
10.
to put or place (responsibility, blame, etc.) on a person.
11.
to assign or refer to a definite place, time, etc.
12.
to provide or supply with (something needed or wanted):
How are you fixed for money?
13.
Informal. to arrange or influence the outcome or action of, especially privately or dishonestly:
to fix a jury; to fix a game.
14.
to get (a meal); prepare (food):
What time shall I fix supper?
15.
Informal. to put in a condition or position to make no further trouble.
16.
Informal. to get even with; get revenge upon:
I’ll fix him!
17.
Informal. to castrate or spay (an animal, especially a pet).
18.
Chemistry.

19.
Photography. to render (an image) permanent by removing light-sensitive silver halides.
20.
Microscopy. to kill, make rigid, and preserve for microscopic study.
verb (used without object), fixed or fixt, fixing.
21.
to become fixed.
22.
to become set; assume a rigid or solid form.
23.
to become stable or permanent.
24.
to settle down.
25.
Slang. to inject oneself with a narcotic.
26.
Chiefly Southern U.S. to prepare; plan (usually followed by an infinitive):
I was just fixing to call you. We’re fixing to go to Colorado this summer.
noun
27.
Informal. a position from which it is difficult to escape; predicament.
28.
Informal. a repair, adjustment, or solution, usually of an immediate nature:
Can you think of a fix for the problem?
29.
Navigation.

30.
a clear determination:
Can you get a fix on what he really means?
31.
Slang.

32.
Slang.

Verb phrases
33.
fix on/upon, to decide on; determine:
We won’t be able to fix on a location for the banquet until we know the number of guests.
34.
fix up, Informal.

Idioms
35.
fix one’s wagon, Informal. to exact retribution for an offense; treat someone vengefully:
I’ll dock his pay and that will fix his wagon.
36.
in a fix, Older Slang. pregnant.
/fɪks/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) to make or become firm, stable, or secure
2.
to attach or place permanently: fix the mirror to the wall
3.
(often foll by up) to settle definitely; decide: let us fix a date
4.
to hold or direct (eyes, attention, etc) steadily: he fixed his gaze on the woman
5.
to call to attention or rivet
6.
to make rigid: to fix one’s jaw
7.
to place or ascribe: to fix the blame on someone
8.
to mend or repair
9.
(informal) to provide with: how are you fixed for supplies?
10.
(informal) to influence (a person, outcome of a contest, etc) unfairly, as by bribery
11.
(slang) to take revenge on; get even with, esp by killing
12.
(informal) to give (someone) his just deserts: that’ll fix him
13.
(informal) to arrange or put in order: to fix one’s hair
14.
(informal) to prepare: to fix a meal
15.
(dialect or informal) to spay or castrate (an animal)
16.
(US, dialect or informal) to prepare oneself: I’m fixing to go out
17.
(photog) to treat (a film, plate, or paper) with fixer to make permanent the image rendered visible by developer
18.
(cytology) to kill, preserve, and harden (tissue, cells, etc) for subsequent microscopic study
19.

20.
to reduce (a substance) to a solid or condensed state or a less volatile state
21.
(intransitive) (slang) to inject a drug
noun
22.
(informal) a predicament; dilemma
23.
the ascertaining of the navigational position, as of a ship, by radar, observation, etc
24.
(slang) an intravenous injection of a drug, esp heroin
25.
(informal) an act or instance of bribery
v.

late 14c., “set (one’s eyes or mind) on something,” probably from Old French *fixer, from fixe “fixed,” from Latin fixus “fixed, fast, immovable, established, settled,” past participle of figere “to fix, fasten,” from PIE root *dhigw- “to stick, to fix.”

Sense of “fasten, attach” is c.1400; that of “settle, assign” is pre-1500 and evolved into “adjust, arrange” (1660s), then “repair” (1737). Sense of “tamper with” (a fight, a jury, etc.) is 1790. As euphemism for “castrate a pet” it dates from 1930. Related: Fixed; fixedly (1590s); fixing.
n.

“position from which it is difficult to move,” 1809, American English, from fix (v.). Meaning “dose of narcotic” is from 1934, shortened from fix-up (1867, originally in reference to liquor).
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1. The fixed point combinator. Called Y in combinatory logic. Fix is a higher-order function which returns a fixed point of its argument (which is a function).
fix :: (a -> a) -> a fix f = f (fix f)
Which satisfies the equation
fix f = x such that f x = x.
Somewhat surprisingly, fix can be defined as the non-recursive lambda abstraction:
fix = \ h . (\ x . h (x x)) (\ x . h (x x))
Since this involves self-application, it has an infinite type. A function defined by
f x1 .. xN = E
can be expressed as
f = fix (\ f . \ x1 … \ xN . E) = (\ f . \ x1 … \xN . E) (fix (\ f . \ x1 … \ xN . E)) = let f = (fix (\ f . \ x1 … \ xN . E)) in \ x1 … \xN . E
If f does not occur free in E (i.e. it is not recursive) then this reduces to simply
f = \ x1 … \ xN . E
In the case where N = 0 and f is free in E, this defines an infinite data object, e.g.
ones = fix (\ ones . 1 : ones) = (\ ones . 1 : ones) (fix (\ ones . 1 : ones)) = 1 : (fix (\ ones . 1 : ones)) = 1 : 1 : …
Fix f is also sometimes written as mu f where mu is the Greek letter or alternatively, if f = \ x . E, written as mu x . E.
Compare quine.
[Jargon File]
(1995-04-13)
2. bug fix.
(1998-06-25)
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