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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 activity of fastening something firmly in position Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; - said of metals. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 1. The condition of being fixed or firmly attached or set. 2. The art of fixing or making firm. 3. In histology, the rapid killing of tissue elements and their hardening, so that they are preserved in the same relations they had in the living body. 4. In chemistry, the solidification of a gas on uniting with a solid. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Fixing; making stable. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. 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.
  12. Act of fixing; firm state. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Stability. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. The act of fixing or of holding steadily in one place. F. forceps, a forceps with toothed blades for steadying a part, as the eye. na
  19. The act of directing the gaze upon an object (Object of f.) and at the same time accommodating the eye so that this object shall be seen as distinctly as possible. Field of f., see Field. F. line, the line connecting the centre of rotation of the eye with the object of f. na
  20. Fixing, being fixed: process of rendering solid, coagulation; process of combining a gas with a solid. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. The act of holding or fastening in a fixed position. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. The action of fixing. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. The factor or condition of being fixed. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. The action of depriving of volatility or fluidity. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. In psycho-analysis the maintaining of the libido at an infantile level of development. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. n. Act of fixing, making firm, or establishing;—state of being fixed; steadiness; constancy;—a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. Stability, firmness; confinement; want of volatility; reduction from fluidity to firmness. Complete Dictionary
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