fixing vs reparation what difference

what is difference between fixing and reparation

English

Alternative forms

  • (modal verb): fina, finna

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪksɪŋ/

Noun

fixing (plural fixings)

  1. The act of subverting (fixing) a vote.
  2. (Britain, usually in the plural) Something to aid attachment during construction (screws, wall plugs, etc)
  3. See fixings.

Verb

fixing

  1. present participle of fix
  2. (Southern US, slang, with infinitive) Going; preparing; ready. Only used in fixing to.

Alternative forms

  • fixin’

Synonyms

  • (going): about, fitting

See also

  • going to


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin reparatio, reparationis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

reparation (countable and uncountable, plural reparations)

  1. (usually in the plural) A payment of time, effort or money to compensate for past transgression(s).
    • I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my loose writings, and make what reparation I am able.
  2. (archaic) The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired.
    the reparation of a bridge or of a highway
    • 1791, James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
      The church at Lichfield, in which we had a seat, wanted reparation, so I was to go and find a seat in other churches; and having bad eyes, and being awkward about this, I used to go and read in the fields on Sunday.

Synonyms

  • (a payment): restitution, compensation, amends, satisfaction
  • (a renewing): restoration, repair

Related terms

  • repair
  • reparative

Translations

See also

  • microreparations
  • war reparations

Anagrams

  • Praetorian, Prætorian, praetorian, prætorian

Swedish

Etymology

reparera +‎ -tion

Noun

reparation c

  1. a repair (mending something broken)

Declension

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