any of the stars which apparently always retain the same position in respect to one another.
any of the stars in the Ptolemaic system, all of which were thought to be attached to an outer crystal sphere thus explaining their apparent lack of movement
an extremely distant star whose position appears to be almost stationary over a long period of time
A star or other celestial object so distant from Earth that its position in relation to other stars appears not to change over time. The fixed stars, which include virtually all visible objects beyond the solar system, form the background against which the motions of the Sun, planets, and other bodies of the solar system are measured, and they provide the reference for determining sidereal time. In actuality, no celestial object has a fixed position in relation to any other, and the movement of so-called fixed stars can be measured by precise observation over long periods of time. See more at proper motion.
noun 1. (def 1).
- Fixed virus
fixed virus n. Rabies virus that has undergone serial passage through rabbits, thus stabilizing its virulence and incubation period.
[fikst-wing] /ˈfɪkstˈwɪŋ/ adjective 1. of or relating to aircraft that derive lift from the motion of air over aerodynamically designed surfaces that are rigidly and permanently attached to the fuselage.
[fik-ser] /ˈfɪk sər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Informal. a person who arranges matters in advance through bribery or influence. 3. Informal. (def 2). 4. Photography. (def 3). 5. Slang. a person who sells narcotics to addicts. /ˈfɪksə/ noun 1. a person or thing that fixes 2. (photog) a solution containing […]