Main definitions of FX in English

: FX1FX2

FX1

plural noun

  • Sound or visual effects used in film, TV, or music.

    ‘films which require actors rather than special FX’
    • ‘My favorite thing to tell potential clients is: Shoot it for real, avoid FX whenever you can!’
    • ‘No matter how good the short is, if your script requires ' Lord Of The Rings'-level FX, the chances are low that they will let you direct it.’
    • ‘For a director that's been in special FX since 1993, it's unforgivable how bad some of the CGI is, especially in moments where it was completely unnecessary.’
    • ‘As the Robinsons discover and fend off the spider creatures, the technology brought to life by the FX is nothing short of stunning.’
    • ‘You know the FX are too pronounced when you spend a lot of time wondering what onscreen is practical, what the actors are really interacting with.’
    • ‘Gee-whiz FX work is facilitated by the fact that this is the world's first feature shot entirely on hi-def digital video - giving the whole thing on occasion the feel of a Tears for Fears video gone haywire.’
    • ‘There's some impressively nasty makeup FX and the latter half of the film (involving the rampaging virus, some angry rednecks and a very cheesed-off German Shepherd) works up a nice creepy vibe.’
    • ‘Glenn Jones totes a collection of obscure vintage guitars behind a huge rack of FX units seemingly fashioned from some drawers and a zimmerframe.’
    • ‘The FX, especially in the requisite dream sequences, aren't remotely as innovative as even the worst of the Elm Street sequels.’
    • ‘FX blockbusters such as The Matrix Reloaded and The Hulk will typically have their DVDs produced by the big Hollywood studios.’
    • ‘Advances in computer FX make it possible for indie filmmakers to realize visions that would have been impossible for them a decade ago.’
    • ‘As for the FX work...well, you'd think $140 million could buy some better stuff.’
    • ‘Despite some excellent FX work, the sequence is nowhere near as exciting as it promises to be.’
    • ‘There's no fancy gadgets or gimmicky FX, just six strings or twelve occasionally, a pair of hands and an incredibly innovative music imagination that breaches all boundaries.’
    • ‘By today's standards in special FX it sounds very primitive, but in fact it worked great.’
    • ‘But no matter how realistic the FX are, there is a teensy problem in that - in this opening episode, at least - the programme is slavishly recreating creatures that most of us laypersons are entirely unfamiliar with.’
    • ‘An alternate ending is present which doesn't really change very much (and features a lot of incomplete FX work) whilst the deleted scenes are no more monotonous than anything in the actual film.’
    • ‘I only wish I could do my own cut of the film and include many of the extra scenes without the special FX.’
    • ‘It was very tough, we were the crew, the grips, the gaffers, the directors, Rob and I were two of the actors, we did the costumes, the make-up FX, everything.’
    • ‘To present the fighting in long takes and without FX trickery was hugely important.’

Origin

1950s: from the pronunciation of the two letters forming the two syllables of effects.

Pronunciation:

FX

/ɛfˈɛks/

Main definitions of FX in English

: FX1FX2

FX2

plural noun

  • Foreign exchange.

    • ‘Some FX traders may generate as many as 1,000 trades in a year.’
    • ‘Professional FX traders will generally focus on large cross-border M & A activities greater than US $1 billion.’
    • ‘"Fund managers tend to adjust their FX hedges at the end of each month based on changes in the value of their US equity holdings," she said.’
    • ‘Banks have already tightened their credit policies so severely that FX lending is already virtually dead.’
    • ‘The dollar share of total holdings of FX reserves fell from 71 .5 percent in 2001 to 64 percent in the final quarter of 2008.’
    • ‘Another interesting angle on this is that its failure to prevent unauthorised gambling on FX options is going to cost taxpayers $54 million as the losses will be tax deductible.’
    • ‘A good chunk of the simpler FX transactions is going into Web channels where the distribution costs are low.’
    • ‘There's been a bit of activity in the FX market, but most of the equities market people have been pretty well distracted.’
    • ‘Both FX experts maintained the dollar's nearest rivals failed to gain significant ground over the same period.’
    • ‘The bank "is slowly diversifying its FX [foreign-exchange] reserves away from US dollars," said the report.’
    • ‘There are many tools used by seasoned options traders that can also be useful to trading spot FX.’
    • ‘He took an early retirement from his job as an FX (foreign exchange) dealer, though a recent loss meant he might have to go back to work.’
    • ‘Of course the FX market is the most liquid market in the world.’

Pronunciation:

FX

/ɛfˈɛks/