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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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 On the eve of the tournament, Nicolas Kicker was removed from the main draw when he was found guilty of match-fixing. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "50 Parting Thoughts From Roland Garros 2018," 10 June 2018 Tennis has spent $25 million—more than what’s been spent on the friggin Mueller Report—to look into match fixing. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: Looking Back at Roland Garros," 13 June 2018 Bumble Bee pleaded guilty to price fixing last year and agreed to pay a fine of at least $25 million and as much as $81.5 million (the higher amount if the company is eventually sold). Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "The Bumble Bee tuna price-fixing case could point to the future of white-collar prosecutions," 24 May 2018 The plaintiffs have argued that the defendants’ conduct shouldn’t be excused because Chinese law didn’t actually require the price-fixing. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Weighs Price-Fixing Case Against Chinese Vitamin C Makers," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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