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 for fixture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fixture \Fix"ture\ (f[i^]ks"t[-u]r; 135), n. [Cf. Fixure.]
     1. That which is fixed or attached to something as a
        permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the
        fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles
        which a tenant may not take away.
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     2. State of being fixed; fixedness.
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              The firm fixture of thy foot.         --Shak.
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     3. (Law) Anything of an accessory character annexed to houses
        and lands, so as to constitute a part of them. This term
        is, however, quite frequently used in the peculiar sense
        of personal chattels annexed to lands and tenements, but
        removable by the person annexing them, or his personal
        representatives. In this latter sense, the same things may
        be fixtures under some circumstances, and not fixtures
        under others. --Wharton (Law Dict.). --Bouvier.
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     Note: This word is frequently substituted for fixure
           (formerly the word in common use) in new editions of
           old works.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fixture
      n 1: an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
      2: a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who
         is a Central Park fixture" [syn: regular, habitue,
         fixture]
      3: the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm
         attachment [syn: fastness, fixedness, fixity,
         fixture, secureness] [ant: looseness]
      4: the act of putting something in working order again [syn:
         repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending,
         reparation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "fixture":
     accession, accessory, accompaniment, accouterments, addenda,
     addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum,
     adjunct, adjuvant, annex, annexation, appanage, apparatus,
     appendage, appendant, appliance, appliances, appointments,
     appurtenance, appurtenances, appurtenant, armament, attachment,
     augment, augmentation, brassware, chinaware, clayware, coda,
     complement, concomitant, confirmation, continuation, contrivance,
     convenience, conveniences, copperware, corollary, deep-rootedness,
     deep-seatedness, device, dinnerware, drive, duffel, durable goods,
     durables, earthenware, embedment, enamelware, engine, enginery,
     entrenchment, equipage, equipment, establishment, event, extension,
     extrapolation, facilities, facility, fitting, fittings, fixation,
     fixedness, fixity, fixtures, flatware, furnishings, furniture,
     gadget, gear, glassware, graniteware, hard goods, hardware,
     hollow ware, housefurnishings, housewares, impedimenta,
     implantation, increase, increment, infixion, installations,
     institution, instrument, inveteracy, ironmongery, ironware, kit,
     kitchenware, machine, machinery, match, materiel, mechanical aid,
     mechanical device, mechanism, meet, meeting, metalware,
     motive power, motor, munition, munitions, occasion, occurrence,
     offshoot, outfit, ovenware, paraphernalia, pendant, plant,
     plumbing, power plant, power source, reinforcement, rig, rigging,
     side effect, side issue, silverware, sporting goods, stabilization,
     stock-in-trade, stoneware, supplement, tableware, tackle,
     tailpiece, things, tinware, tool, tools and machinery,
     undergirding, utensils, utility, white goods, woodenware
  
  

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