Fixation definition

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(psychology) A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
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The act or process of fixing or fixating.

The fixation of nitrogen by bacteria.

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An obsessive preoccupation.
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The definition of a fixation is a point of focus, an obsession or the chemical reduction into a solid form.

An example of a fixation is a compulsion to bite one's nails.

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A fixating or a being fixated.
  • The directing and focusing of the eyes.
  • An exaggerated preoccupation; obsession.
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(photog.) The treatment of a film, print, etc. to make it permanent.
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(psychoanalysis) An arrest of the expression of the libidinal or aggressive drive at an early stage of psychosexual development, or a persistent attachment to some object or person that derives from this.
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Reduction into a solid, permanent, or nonvolatile form.
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The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed or fixated.
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The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
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The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
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In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.
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A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
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(law) 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.

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The act or process of fixing or fixating.

The fixation of nitrogen by bacteria.

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An obsessive preoccupation.
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(psychology) A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fixation
Plural:
fixations

Origin of fixation

  • From Old French fixation.

    From Wiktionary