Definitions of fixation

  1. an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; - said of gaseous elements. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; - said of metals. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Act of fixing or state of being fixed; steadiness; firmness; state in which a body does not evaporate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Act of fixing; firm state. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Stability. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed; stability. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of fixing; the state of being fixed; solidification; stability; firmness; residence in a certain place; that firm state of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for fixation

  1. Many soil areas do not contain the particular type of bacteria necessary to the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by legumes. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee