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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
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The fixation and the saccade tasks constitute the free-view process; the details are obtained by fixations, and the saccades reflect the visual orientation and eye movement control ability.
We viewed the forecaster's eye gaze data using the Tobii Studio 3.3.0 software, and used a velocity-threshold filter algorithm to identify when and where the forecaster's eye fixations occurred (Olsen 2012).
Total quantity or scope: The subject of the public contract are ongoing recurring deliveries of medical devices-consumable medical supplies - supplies patches and fixations. Estimated value of public procurement is determined by the volume of deliveries for four years.
It is not clear from the literature that there is an age above which pin fixations for craniotomy can be considered completely safe.
In visual search, some fixations are made between stimuli on empty regions, commonly referred to as "centre-of-gravity" fixations (henceforth: COG fixations).
It grants performers four kinds of economic rights for their performances fixed in audiovisual fixations, such as motion pictures: (i) the right of reproduction; (ii) the right of distribution; (iii) the right of rental; and (iv) the right of making available.
The two basic components of eye movements when people read a message are the movements themselves (called saccades) and the fixations (the period of time when the eyes remain fairly still; Rayner, 2009).
In recent reports, minimally invasive posterior screw fixations for pelvic ring fractures, including transsacral-transiliac (TSTI) and iliosacral (IS) screw fixations, have been reported to have a number of clinical and biomechanical advantages [9-13].
The TG-based group scored at the same level as the other two groups with significantly more fixations in the first three questions.
Placement was confirmed by fluoroscopy and fixations were done with rods.
For the recording of eye movements, two basic measures are used: first eye fixation, which is a relatively stable state of eye position and, second, saccades, which are the rapid eye movements between eye fixations (Rehder, Colner, & Hoffman, 2009).
Redisplacement occurred despite optimal distal VLP placement, suggesting that reduction and fixation with available VLPs alone are difficult and that additional fixations are necessary, such as a small plate and external fixation.