fixing

noun
fix·​ing | \ˈfik-siŋ \

Definition of fixing 

1 : the act or process of one that fixes

2 plural fixings\ ˈfik-​siŋz, often  -​sənz \ : customary accompaniments : trimmings a turkey dinner with all the fixings

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That came after the People’s Bank of China guided the yuan down by 0.7% at its daily fixing, the largest-one-day decline in 18 months. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, "Chinese Yuan Rebounds," 12 July 2018 These days, when so many of your needs can be curated, boxed and delivered to your front door - from dinner fixings, socks andbubble bath toworkout gear, eco-friendly toddler toys and artisanal fair-trade housewares - why not books, too? Nora Krug, chicagotribune.com, "Looking for the perfect book? Here are nine subscription boxes that can help," 30 May 2018 The leagues believe the fee is the necessary trade-off for the increased administration that would be required to protect the sports and guard against anything nefarious, such as game-fixing. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "How Sports Leagues Are Gearing Up for the Future of Betting," 14 May 2018 Its primary recommendations related to the lower levels of the professional ranks, where match-fixing is considered more endemic. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "Signs of Possible Match-Fixing in Wimbledon Men’s Doubles," 11 July 2018 Onshore, where the currency is allowed to trade as much as 2% above or below the daily fixing, the yuan in late trading was little changed against the dollar. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, "Chinese Yuan Rebounds," 12 July 2018 In place of a salade niçoise, here’s grilled swordfish, dressed for summer with the fixings for that all-American sandwich, the BLT. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "American Rosés Without Clichés," 5 July 2018 Planned shutdowns last summer to start upgrades took longer than expected, FDA inspectors found other problems that needed fixing, and product demand rose, triggering shortages, says Kelly. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "The other opioid crisis: Hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 28 June 2018 Planned shutdowns last summer to start upgrades took longer than expected, FDA inspectors found other problems that needed fixing, and product demand rose, triggering shortages, says Kelly. Washington Post, "US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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