Associations to the word «Fixation»

Wiktionary

FIXATION, noun. The act of fixing.
FIXATION, noun. The state of being fixed or fixated.
FIXATION, noun. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of volatile elements.
FIXATION, noun. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
FIXATION, noun. In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.
FIXATION, noun. A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
FIXATION, noun. (legal) 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.

Dictionary definition

FIXATION, noun. An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely.
FIXATION, noun. An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.
FIXATION, noun. The activity of fastening something firmly in position.
FIXATION, noun. (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body.

Wise words

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