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 ?
His face in the moonlight showed a pallor and fixity inexpressibly distressing.
In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms of deference.
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.
The eyes, however, though still clear and soft in expression, had a certain fixity which startled me.
It may well be that his fixity of attention - Druse turned his head and looked through the deeps of air downward as from the surface of the bottom of a translucent sea.
On each of these occasions Mrs Verloc's dilated pupils, losing their far-off fixity, followed her husband's movements with the effect of black care and, impenetrable attention.
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.
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.
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.
Raising his head, he gazed across the river for a few minutes with that stony fixity of attention which is a characteristic of his kind.