fixation

Definitions:

  • The act or process of fixing or fixating.
  • An obsessive preoccupation.
  • A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
  • Attachment: adhesion: as, various parasites have organs for <em>fixation.</em>
  • In <em>psychological</em> and <em>physiological optics</em>, the act or process of directing the eyes upon some object, and of maintaining this direction during the time required for observation; the bringing of a retinal image into and holding it upon the area of direct vision.
  • The act of fixing.
  • The state of being fixed; a fixed, firm, or stable condition; stability; firmness; steadiness.
  • Fixed or certain position or location.
  • Specifically The act or process by which a fluid or a gas becomes or is rendered firm or stable in consistency, and evaporation or volatilization prevented, or by which colors are rendered permanent or lasting; specifically, in <em>chem.</em>, that process by which a gaseous body becomes fixed or solid on uniting with a solid body.
  • Firmness or stableness of consistency; that firm state of a body in which it resists evaporation or volatilization by heat: as, the <em>fixation</em> of gold or other metals.
  • The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.
  • The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
  • The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
  • A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals.
  • The act of <xref>fixing</xref>, or the state of being fixed or <xref>fixated</xref>.
  • The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
  • The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
  • In metals, a state of <xref>resistance</xref> to <xref>evaporation</xref> or <xref>volatilization</xref> by heat.
  • A state of mind involving <xref>obsession</xref> with a particular person, idea, or thing.
  • 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.
  • an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
  • an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
  • the activity of fastening something firmly in position
  • (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
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