Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
What is the pronunciation of fix?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “fix”

Definitions of “fix” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hello stranger

said to a person that you know but have not seen for a long time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More