- 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.
Origin of fixation
Examples from the Web for fixation
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|DAILY BEAST
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.
This postulate may appropriately be stated as the fixation of new averages of variation by inheritance.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism|Hans Driesch
A very important thing for us to note is the rle played by the Emperor in the fixation of Christianity.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
If the patient be under an ansthetic, two pairs of fixation forceps should be used, one being held by an assistant.
French "fixation," ended in the successes of October and December.World's War Events, Vol. II|Various
The forces of fixation in China have been too strong to admit of this.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for fixation
- 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
Word Origin and History for fixation
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.