fixity


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fix·i·ty

 (fĭk′sĭ-tē)
n. pl. fix·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being fixed.
2. Something fixed or immovable.

fixity

(ˈfɪksɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being fixed; stability
2. something that is fixed; a fixture

fix•i•ty

(ˈfɪk sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties for 2.
1. the state or quality of being fixed; stability; permanence.
2. something that is fixed or permanent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fixity - the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
immovability, immovableness - not capable of being moved or rearranged
lodgement, lodging, lodgment - the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily; "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree"
2.fixity - the quality of being incapable of mutation; "Darwin challenged the fixity of species"
unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, changelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
unalterability - the quality of not being alterable
agelessness - the quality of being timeless and eternal
Translations

fixity

[ˈfɪksɪti] nfixité f

fixity

n (liter) his fixity of purposeseine Zielstrebigkeit
References in classic literature ?
Miss Temple had looked down when he first began to speak to her; but she now gazed straight before her, and her face, naturally pale as marble, appeared to be assuming also the coldness and fixity of that material; especially her mouth, closed as if it would have required a sculptor's chisel to open it, and her brow settled gradually into petrified severity.
In front of Sandy Jim stood Chad's Bess, who had shown an unwonted quietude and fixity of attention ever since Dinah had begun to speak.
Achilles answered, "Ulysses, noble son of Laertes, I should give you formal notice plainly and in all fixity of purpose that there be no more of this cajoling, from whatsoever quarter it may come.
The smile, then, -- that innocent favor of young girls, -- did not even lighten her countenance; and if, at times, she did raise her eyes, it was to fasten them upon one or other of the cavaliers with such a fixity, that their gallantry, bold as it generally was, took the alarm, and became timid.
And before the normal fixity of her enigmatical eyes the smoke of the cigarette ascended ceremonially, straight up, in a slender spiral.
In his functions, or in presence of strangers, he never laid aside the majesty that time had impressed upon his person; and the habit of frowning with his heavy eyebrows, contracting the wrinkles of his face, and giving to his eyes a Napoleonic fixity, made his manner of accosting others icy.
In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms of deference.
They were both atheists, with a depressing fixity of outlook but great mobility of exposition.
The Queen of Spades forgot the stain on her bodice, and stood beside the Queen of Diamonds and the new-married, staggering young woman--all with a gaze of fixity in the direction in which the horse's tramp was diminishing into silence on the road.
He kept on thinking the same things all the time, and the fixity of his thoughts made his head ache.
Tarzan was still gazing with fixity at the two faces.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.