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fixity

[ fik-si-tee ]
/ ˈfɪk sɪ ti /
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noun, plural fix·i·ties for 2.

the state or quality of being fixed; stability; permanence.
something fixed, stable, or permanent.

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Origin of fixity

From the New Latin word fixitās, dating back to 1660–70. See fix, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM fixity

un·fix·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fixity

fixity
/ (ˈfɪksɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being fixed; stability
something that is fixed; a fixture
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