fixed Idioms & Phrases
- (Old Chem.), carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed by strong bases. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
- (Old Chem.), a non-volatile base, as soda, or potash, in distinction from the volatile alkali ammonia.
- (Mil.), a projectile and powder inclosed together in a case ready for loading.
- (Mil.), a battery which contains heavy guns and mortars intended to remain stationary; distinguished from movable battery.
- those which can not be volatilized or separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty, as gold, platinum, lime, etc.
- . See the Note under Capital, n., 4.
- a well established fact. Colloq.
- one which emits constant beams; distinguished from a flashing, revolving, or intermittent light.
noun nonvolatile animal or plant oil
fatty oil; fixed oil.
- (Chem.), non-volatile, oily substances, as stearine and olein, which leave a permanent greasy stain, and which can not be distilled unchanged; distinguished from volatile or essential oils.
- (Mil.), the fixed point about which any line of troops wheels.
noun any star in the Ptolemaic theory of planetary motion
- (Astron.), such stars as always retain nearly the same apparent position and distance with respect to each other, thus distinguished from planets and comets.
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