the act of fixing or the state of being fixed.
reduction from a volatile or fluid to a stable or solid form.
the process of converting atmospheric nitrogen into a useful compound, as a nitrate fertilizer.
Photography. the process of rendering an image permanent by removal of light-sensitive silver halides.
Psychoanalysis. a partial arrest of emotional and instinctual development at an early point in life, due to a severe traumatic experience or an overwhelming gratification.
a preoccupation with one subject, issue, etc.; obsession: All her life she had a fixation on stories of violent death.
- non·fix·a·tion, noun
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How to use fixation in a sentence
Since the early 1970s, one of his primary fixations has been getting the population of rich countries to think about the global poor.The world’s problems overwhelmed me. This book empowered me. | Kelsey Piper | December 11, 2020 | Vox
On political matters, Lewis and Libby note Faulconer’s extreme caution and fixation on optics defined his leadership style and led to a lot of inaction.
The other school says that a fixation on deep learning is holding us back.Artificial general intelligence: Are we close, and does it even make sense to try? | Will Heaven | October 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Similarly, “Euphoria,” a bold, experimental high school drama, also explores penis size, connecting the fixation on size to toxic masculinity.More Penises Are Appearing On TV And In Film – But Why Are Nearly All Of Them Prosthetic? | LGBTQ-Editor | October 10, 2020 | No Straight News
This Amazon organizer should be perfect for you—especially if you’ve got a shoe fixation.The top shoe organizers for a tidier hallway or closet | PopSci Commerce Team | September 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
That said, TV shows provide food for the imagination and that entices your fixation to the screen.What Porn Stars Find Sexy on TV: From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Deadliest Catch’ | Aurora Snow | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But blaming contemporary politics for the deep roots of inequality in Scotland is a misdirected, short-term fixation.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality | Noah Caldwell | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Serdykuov was quietly “amnestied” last week, amidst the global fixation on events in Ukraine.
One Direction's sudden Mumford fixation doesn't always disappoint.
Once he was elected, reconciliation became his primary fixation, and no one could contest the force of his own personal example.Why Pakistan's Mohammed Ali Jinnah Was No Nelson Mandela | Kapil Komireddi | April 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those stains which are dissolved in methyl-alcohol combine fixation with the staining process.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Nystagmus occasionally occurs in monocular fixation (with exclusion of the other eye).
The result of always using the better eye for fixation is, that fixation is not learnt with the weaker one.
With the aid of a red glass changing fixation is easily produced even without prisms, but never diplopia.
The squint gradually disappeared, but still occurred sometimes on keen fixation.
British Dictionary definitions for fixation
the act of fixing or the state of being fixed
a preoccupation or obsession
the act of fixating
(in psychoanalytical schools) a strong attachment of a person to another person or an object in early life
the conversion of nitrogen in the air into a compound, esp a fertilizer
the conversion of a free element into one of its compounds
the reduction of a substance from a volatile or fluid form to a nonvolatile or solid form
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