What does fixation mean?

Definitions for fixation
fɪkˈseɪ ʃənfix·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regressionnoun

    an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

  2. obsession, fixationnoun

    an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone

  3. fixationnoun

    the activity of fastening something firmly in position

  4. fixation, fixingnoun

    (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body

Wiktionary

  1. fixationnoun

    The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed or fixated.

    Etymology: From fixation.

  2. fixationnoun

    The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.

    Etymology: From fixation.

  3. fixationnoun

    The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.

    Etymology: From fixation.

  4. fixationnoun

    In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.

    Etymology: From fixation.

  5. fixationnoun

    A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea or thing.

    Etymology: From fixation.

  6. fixationnoun

    Recording a creative work in a medium of expression for more than a transitory duration, thereby satisfying the "fixation" requirement for the purposes of copyright law.

    In order to obtain copyright on a recording in the United States, the recording must have been reduced to fixation on or after February 15, 1972.

    Etymology: From fixation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fixationnoun

    the act of fixing, or the state of being fixed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fixation.]

  2. Fixationnoun

    the act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fixation.]

  3. Fixationnoun

    the act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fixation.]

  4. Fixationnoun

    a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fixation.]

Freebase

  1. Fixation

    Fixation in alchemy refers to a process by which a previously volatile substance is "transformed" into a form that is not affected by fire. It separates the substance or object and puts it back in the same or different shape at a subatomic level. Fixation is sometimes listed as one of the processes required for transformation of a substance, or completion of the alchemical magnum opus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fixation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fixation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fixation in a Sentence

  1. Randi Weingarten:

    It's a big deal that the president and the secretaries of education-both current and future-are saying that they get it and are pledging to address the fixation on testing in tangible ways.

  2. Legacy Church:

    Its tragic that what we do for thousands of shut-ins, those in despair, and kids who go without meals gets no state notice, but fixation on one service can net us large fines, the state should fold its losing hand against churches as Colorado has, focus on the truly vulnerable, and recognize what the U.S. Supreme Court has recently said about churches, because we must continue to do what we are called to.

  3. Randi Weingarten:

    It's common sense, the fixation on high-stakes testing hasn't moved the needle on student achievement.

  4. Cynthia Lummis:

    Let me suggest that it is harder for women in the Utah Republican conference than it is in the Democratic conference, because Democrats at this point in their history are fixated on identity politics, if you are black, Hispanic, Asian... you are cultivated within the Democratic ranks because of their current fixation on identity politics. Cathy McMorris Rodgers are not focused on identity politics.

  5. Bob Johnson:

    For some reason, these people have this fixation on it.

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Translations for fixation

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  • закрепване, втвърдяване, сгъстяванеBulgarian
  • στερέωσηGreek
  • obsesiónSpanish
  • kiinnittyminen, tallentaminen, kiinnittäminen, fiksaatio, jähmettyminen, fikseerausFinnish
  • fosúchánIrish
  • fiksasiIndonesian
  • קיבועHebrew
  • 固定Japanese
  • 정착Korean
  • свя́зывание, навя́зчивая иде́я, закрепле́ние, фикса́ция, одержи́мостьRussian
  • 固定Chinese

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