Acronym for Federal Internet Exchange. A connection point between the U.S. government’s various internets and the Internet. There are two Federal Internet Exchanges: FIX West, in Mountain View, California; and FIX East, in College Park, Maryland. Together, they link the backbones of MILNET, ESnet (the TCP/IP network of the Department of Energy), and NSInet (NASA Sciences Internet) with NSFnet. See also backbone (definition 1), MILNET, NSFnet, TCP/IP.
1. Informal terms for a difficult situation; SYN. hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish.
2. An exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear.
3. (Informal) An intravenous injection of a narcotic drug.
1. To kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study; in cytology.
2. To set or place definitely.
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