Word:

Fix

Pronunciation: fĭkst
a.1.Fixed; solidified.
v. t.1.To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
[imp. & p. p. Fixed (fĭkst); p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.]
An ass's nole I fixed on his head.
- Shak.
His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
- Ps. cxii. 7.
And fix far deeper in his head their stings.
- Milton.
2.To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
3.To transfix; to pierce.
4.(Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light.
5.To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room.
6.(Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.
v. i.1.To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
2.To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.
To fix on
to settle the opinion or resolution about; to determine regarding; as, the contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points.
n.1.A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
2.(Iron Manuf.) fettling.
Noun1.fix - informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
2.fix - something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate"
3.Fixfix - the act of putting something in working order again
4.fix - an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
5.fix - a determination of the location of something; "he got a good fix on the target"
Verb1.fix - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
2.fix - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Synonyms: fasten, secure
3.fix - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
Synonyms: limit, set, specify, determine
4.fix - prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
Synonyms: ready, prepare, cook, make
5.fix - take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
Synonyms: pay back, pay off, get
6.fix - set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
7.fix - kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
8.fix - make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"
Synonyms: fixate
9.fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized"
10.fix - put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
Synonyms: posit, situate, deposit
11.fix - make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
1.(networking)FIX - Federal Information Exchange.
2.(business, protocol)FIX - Financial Information eXchange.
3.fix - 1. The fixed point combinator. Called Y in combinatory logic. Fix is a higher-order function which returns a fixed point of its argument (which is a function).

fix :: (a -> a) -> a fix f = f (fix f)

Which satisfies the equation

fix f = x such that f x = x.

Somewhat surprisingly, fix can be defined as the non-recursive lambda abstraction:

fix = \ h . (\ x . h (x x)) (\ x . h (x x))

Since this involves self-application, it has an infinite type. A function defined by

f x1 .. xN = E

can be expressed as

f = fix (\ f . \ x1 ... \ xN . E) = (\ f . \ x1 ... \xN . E) (fix (\ f . \ x1 ... \ xN . E)) = let f = (fix (\ f . \ x1 ... \ xN . E)) in \ x1 ... \xN . E

If f does not occur free in E (i.e. it is not recursive) then this reduces to simply

f = \ x1 ... \ xN . E

In the case where N = 0 and f is free in E, this defines an infinite data object, e.g.

ones = fix (\ ones . 1 : ones) = (\ ones . 1 : ones) (fix (\ ones . 1 : ones)) = 1 : (fix (\ ones . 1 : ones)) = 1 : 1 : ...

Fix f is also sometimes written as mu f where mu is the Greek letter or alternatively, if f = \ x . E, written as mu x . E.

Compare quine.
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