Fixation

Definition of Fixation

Fix`a´tion   Pronunciation: fĭks`ā´shŭn
n.1.The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.
An unalterable fixation of resolution.
- Killingbeck.
To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper place or fixation.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
Marked stiffness or absolute fixation of a joint.
- Quain.
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.
4.A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; - said of metals.

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