fixity vs fixture what difference

what is difference between fixity and fixture


Alternative forms

  • (dated): fixety


fix +‎ -ity


  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪksɪti/


fixity (countable and uncountable, plural fixities)

  1. (uncountable) The state or condition of being fixed.
  2. (countable) Something fixed.
  3. (programming) The position of an operator relative to its operand (prefix, postfix) or operands (infix).


  • (state or condition of being fixed): fixedness

See also

  • fixidity



Alteration of older fixure, on the model of mixture.


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɪkstʃɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɪkstʃə/


fixture (plural fixtures)

  1. (law) Something that is fixed in place, especially a permanent appliance or other item of personal property that is considered part of a house and is sold with it; compare fitting, furnishing.
  2. A regular patron of a place or institution; a person constantly present at a certain place.
  3. A lighting unit; a luminaire.
  4. (sports) A scheduled match.
  5. (computing, programming) A state that can be recreated, used as a baseline for running software tests.
  6. A work-holding or support device used in the manufacturing industry.


Further reading

  • fixture in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • fixture in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


fixture (third-person singular simple present fixtures, present participle fixturing, simple past and past participle fixtured)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with, as, or in a fixture.
    The device is available in both handheld and fixtured models.
  2. (transitive, sports, Australia, New Zealand) To schedule (a match).



Borrowed from English.


fixture m (plural fixtures)

  1. (sports) fixture
  2. the whole schedule of games to be played in a championship, indicating when each game is to be played, and which team is to play at home
  3. the whole list of games to be played by a given team, indicating the date of each game, and which team is to play at home

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