Definitions for: Fixation

[n] (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
[n] the activity of fastening something firmly in position
[n] an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
[n] an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

Webster (1913) Definition: Fix*a"tion (f[i^]ks*[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F.
1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.

An unalterable fixation of resolution.

To light, created in the first day, God gave no
proper place or fixation. --Sir W.

Marked stiffness or absolute fixation of a joint.

A fixation and confinement of thought to a few
objects. --Watts.

2. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in
a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; --
said of gaseous elements.

3. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming
firm. --Glanvill.

4. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by
heat; -- said of metals. --Bacon.

Synonyms: arrested development, fixing, infantile fixation, obsession, regression

See Also: abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality, attachment, fastening, immobilisation, immobilization, preoccupation, preservation, saving

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