One Direction's sudden Mumford fixation doesn't always disappoint.
I've never understood this fixation some people, especially the social striver-parvenu types, have with fancy watches.
The fixation on elections as “the root of democracy” is doing little to help the downtrodden and keep the peace.
I had the fixation that comes with being a Kennedy,” he writes, “to be a great man on the big stage.
That said, TV shows provide food for the imagination and that entices your fixation to the screen.
This gradually increases in size and leads to fixation of the joint.
The fixation is complete in one minute, and the granulations can be demonstrated.
The question which most interested me was the best method of fixation.
It only requires a fixation of the specimen for five minutes in absolute alcohol.
The numbers are supposed to be read after fixation, the plate being held against the sky.
late 14c., fixacion, an alchemical word, from Medieval Latin fixationem (nominative fixatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin fixare, frequentative of figere "to fix" (see fix (v.)). Used in the Freudian sense since 1910.
fixation fix·a·tion (fĭk-sā'shən)
The condition of being stabilized, firmly attached, or set.
The act or process of stabilizing or attaching something, especially a body part by surgery.
The rapid killing and preservation of tissue elements to retain as nearly as possible the same characteristics they had in the living body.
The conversion of a gas into solid or liquid form by chemical reactions.
In psychoanalytic theory, a strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behavior that persists throughout life.
The coordinated positioning and focusing of both eyes on an object.