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fix·a·tion

 (fĭk-sā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of fixing or fixating: the fixation of nitrogen by bacteria.
2. An obsessive preoccupation.
3. Psychology A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.

fixation

(fɪkˈseɪʃən)
n
1. the act of fixing or the state of being fixed
2. a preoccupation or obsession
3. (Psychology) psychol
a. the act of fixating
b. (in psychoanalytical schools) a strong attachment of a person to another person or an object in early life
4. (Chemistry) chem
a. the conversion of nitrogen in the air into a compound, esp a fertilizer
b. the conversion of a free element into one of its compounds
5. (Chemistry) the reduction of a substance from a volatile or fluid form to a nonvolatile or solid form

fix•a•tion

(fɪkˈseɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of fixing or fixating or the state of being fixed or fixated.
2. the process of rendering a photographic image permanent by removal of light-sensitive silver halides.
3. Psychoanal. a partial arrest of libidinal expression at an early stage of psychosexual development.
4. a preoccupation with one subject.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fixation - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurelyfixation - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
2.fixation - an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
preoccupation - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
3.fixation - the activity of fastening something firmly in position
fastening, attachment - the act of fastening things together
4.fixation - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
histology - the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
preservation - a process that saves organic substances from decay

fixation

noun obsession, complex, addiction, hang-up (informal), preoccupation, mania, infatuation, idée fixe (French), thing (informal) Somebody has a fixation with you.

fixation

noun
An irrational preoccupation:
Informal: thing.
Translations
utkvělá představa
besættelsemani
árátta, òráhyggja
utkvelá predstava

fixation

[fɪkˈseɪʃən] N (Psych) (fig) → obsesión f, fijación f
mother fixationfijación f materna or en la madre

fixation

[fɪkˈseɪʃən] n
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)fixation f
(fig) (= obsession) → obsession f
a fixation on sth → une fixation sur qch

fixation

n
(Psych) → Fixierung f; she has a fixation about or on cleanlinesssie hat einen Sauberkeitsfimmel (inf)
(Chem) → Fixierung f

fixation

[fɪkˈseɪʃn] n (Psych) (fig) → fissazione f, ossessione f
to have a fixation on sth → avere la mania di qc

fix

(fiks) verb
1. to make firm or steady. He fixed the post firmly in the ground; He fixed his eyes on the door.
2. to attach; to join. He fixed the shelf to the wall.
3. to mend or repair. He has succeeded in fixing my watch.
4. to direct (attention, a look etc) at. She fixed all her attention on me.
5. (often with up) to arrange; to settle. to fix a price; We fixed (up) a meeting.
6. to make (something) permanent by the use of certain chemicals. to fix a photgraphic print.
7. to prepare; to get ready. I'll fix dinner tonight.
noun
trouble; a difficulty. I'm in a terrible fix!
fixˈation noun
a strong idea or opinion for or against something that one does not or cannot change. She has a fixation about travelling alone.
fixed adjective
1. arranged in advance; settled. a fixed price.
2. steady; not moving. a fixed gaze/stare.
3. arranged illegally or dishonestly. The result was fixed.
fixedly (ˈfiksidli) adverb
steadily. He stared fixedly.
fixture (ˈfikstʃə) noun
1. a fixed piece of furniture etc. We can't move the cupboard – it's a built-in fixture.
2. an event, especially sporting, arranged for a certain time. The football team has a fixture on Saturday.
fix on
to decide on, choose. Have you fixed on a date for the wedding?
fix (someone) up with (something)
to provide (someone) with (something). Can you fix me up with a car for tomorrow?

fix·a·tion

n. fijación.
1. inmovilización de una parte;
2. acción de fijar la vista en un objeto;
3. interrupción del desarrollo de la personalidad antes de alcanzar la madurez.

fixation

n (ortho, psych, etc.) fijación f
References in periodicals archive ?
Steinman, "Trajectories of the human binocular fixation point during conjugate and non-conjugate gaze-shifts," Vision Research, vol.
Phoria-myopia is described as a myopic shift at near fixation due to the contraction of the ciliary muscle while switching from monocular to binocular fixation. A possible explanation of this myopic shift during the control of the deviation at near is the stimulation of accommodation elicited by fusional convergence excessively stressed in the effort of overlap with the exodeviation [6, 8].
(6) confirmed that there is no substantial difference in the result if binocular fixation is allowed (Figure 2); indeed this can be useful if the infant is resistant and becomes agitated with occlusion.