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English definition of “fix”

fix

noun [C]     /fɪks/
a way of solving a problem, especially an easy or quick one: long-term/short-term fix We find short-term fixes, not long-term solutions.a fix for sth More and more people were using loans as a fix for their financial problems. There is no quick fix and it will take many months to re-establish profitable sales growth.
IT a small computer program that can repair a problem with software: a fix for sth The software developer says it has developed a fix for the problem.
a situation that has been dishonestly arranged by someone in order to get an advantage for themselves: When we won the contract, some people thought it was a fix.
ECONOMICS a price, for example, on gold or silver, that is set according to supply and demand: The London morning gold fix was $1,154.00 versus the previous afternoon fix of $1,139.50.
get a fix on sth to understand what a situation is like: Market research helps to get a fix on what customers want.
(Definition of fix noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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