fix the meaning

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Editors Frey and Morris, in an introductory chapter, lay out some of the terrain, searching for characteristics that would fix the meaning of "terrorism" and outlining philosophical theories that might provide justification or condemnation of coercive action.
According to Davidson, "triangulation" is necessary both to fix the meanings of one's thoughts and utterances and to have the concept of objectivity, both of which are necessary for thinking and talking at all.
The letter he intends to write to his lady is an attempt to fix the meanings of the one "she" wrote to him; "Entirely possessed by the letter, Malvolio can only reclaim himself by investing himself in writing.