[ fik-si-tee ]
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noun,plural fix·i·ties for 2.
  1. the state or quality of being fixed; stability; permanence.

  2. something fixed, stable, or permanent.

Origin of fixity

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

Other words from fixity

  • un·fix·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby fixity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fixity in a sentence

  • I think we’re shifting to models in which we’re maybe less interested in the idea of nature as a space of fixity, or something that can be set apart from human culture and humanity.

  • We do not want to sink to such a fanatical fixity, but we do not want to drown in ahistorical complacency, either.

    America's Terrorism Amnesia | Lee Siegel | January 5, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • But there was arising a quiver in the fingers he held which belied the emotionless fixity of her face.

    The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Their eyes met in a lingering fixity, each with a question that did not find utterance.

    The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • She gave a start, drew a little back and looked at him with a certain startled fixity as if he had stopped all else in her.

    Fidelity | Susan Glaspell
  • As the cottages belong to the landowners, fixity or certainty of tenure is like taking their rights from them.

    The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
  • And at last the wheel has rest, is still, Shrunk to an adamant core: Fulfilling its will in fixity.

    The Burning Wheel | Aldous Huxley

British Dictionary definitions for fixity


/ (ˈfɪksɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. the state or quality of being fixed; stability

  2. something that is fixed; a fixture

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