fixing agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fixing agent a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
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Usage

In literature:

McKee saw instantly that it would be very easy to fix the charge of murdering the station-agent upon Payson.
"The Round-up" by John Murray and Marion Mills Miller
You go and tell the agent to hustle and fix his room up for a lady, and I'll bring her along.
"Lin McLean" by Owen Wister
During the first year of the Bureau an important duty of the agents was the supervision of Negro labor and the fixing of wages.
"The Sequel of Appomattox" by Walter Lynwood Fleming
Here the agents were hospitably received; they fixed upon the island as a permanent site, and in May turned their faces homeward.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
When the Land Act of 1881 was passed, almost all the tenants applied, and had judicial rents fixed, many of them by consent of the agent.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
He found an agent and soon had matters all fixed.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
In another case an agent made a contract for selling a tract of land at 20 per cent of the selling price, which he was free to fix himself.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
The agent turned and beheld Bill Talpers near them, his gaze fixed on the girl.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
Whether right is a term of fixed and changeless character depends upon whether the agents are fixed units, either in fact or in ideal.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The shares were fixed at 20 pounds each, and Mr. John James Coulton appointed secretary and agent.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
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In poetry:

An' fix the univarse the way
She sort ov feels the notion.
So Deely let the old man rave,
Nor kick'd up no commotion;
Tho' thet cute agent man an' she
Were know'd es steady company.
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Nick Swisher, Jeff Keppinger possible free-agent options to fix holes in off-season.
Every year, they descend on Austin like locusts with bedhead — the musicians, booking agents, writers, labels, dotcommers, and corporate sponsors looking for their Next Big Thing fix at the annual live music marathon, South by Southwest.
AZTV7/Cable 13, Me-TV 7.2, RTV 7.3, Phoenix-Prescott, AZMortgage Agent Craig Barrett Offers Exclusive Closing Gift With Five Year Fixed Mortgages.
As a result, real estate agents strongly advise sellers to fix up their homes for quicker and more profitable sales.
Patent Picks—Pumice Capillary Treatment, Protein-fixing Agents and More for Hair.
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In science:

Fix valuation functions vj and types θj for all j ∈ N , and consider an arbitrary agent i ∈ N .
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
Fix α, β ∈ Rn Efficiency requires that agent i win position i.
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
Fix valuations vj and types θj for all j ∈ N , and consider an arbitrary agent i ∈ N .
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
If the agents are allowed to check on the state of their prospective partners with the cost r, then p has a fixed point of 1-(r/c).
Deviants' Dilemma - The Simulation
Fix greedy allocation rule A, agent i, set S , and declarations d−i .
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
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