[fik-sey-shuh n] /fɪkˈseɪ ʃən/
the act of fixing or the state of being fixed.
Photography. the process of rendering an image permanent by removal of light-sensitive silver halides.
Psychoanalysis. a partial arrest of emotional and instinctual development at an early point in life, due to a severe traumatic experience or an overwhelming gratification.
a preoccupation with one subject, issue, etc.; obsession:
All her life she had a fixation on stories of violent death.
the act of fixing or the state of being fixed
a preoccupation or obsession
the reduction of a substance from a volatile or fluid form to a nonvolatile or solid form
late 14c., fixacion, an alchemical word, from Medieval Latin fixationem (nominative fixatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin fixare, frequentative of figere “to fix” (see fix (v.)). Used in the Freudian sense since 1910.
fixation fix·a·tion (fĭk-sā’shən)
- Fixation nystagmus
fixation nystagmus n. A nystagmus manifested during fixation movements of the eyes, arising as opticokinetic nystagmus or resulting from midbrain lesions.
- Fixation point
fixation point n. See point of fixation.
[fik-suh-tiv] /ˈfɪk sə tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to ; making or permanent. noun, Also, fixatif [fik-suh-tiv, -teef] /ˈfɪk sə tɪv, -ˌtif/ (Show IPA) 2. a fixative substance, as a gummy liquid sprayed on a drawing to prevent blurring, or a solution for killing, hardening, and preserving material for microscopic study. 3. Also called fixer. Photography. […]
[fik-sey-ter] /ˈfɪk seɪ tər/ noun 1. a device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures. fixator fix·a·tor (fĭk’sā’tər, fĭk-sā’tər) n. A device that provides rigid immobilization of a fractured bone by means of rods attached to pins that are placed in or through the bone.