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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fik-sey-shuh n]
    • /fɪkˈseɪ ʃən/
    • /fɪkˈseɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fik-sey-shuh n]
    • /fɪkˈseɪ ʃən/

Definitions of fixation word

  • noun fixation the act of fixing or the state of being fixed. 1
  • noun fixation Chemistry. reduction from a volatile or fluid to a stable or solid form. the process of converting atmospheric nitrogen into a useful compound, as a nitrate fertilizer. 1
  • noun fixation Photography. the process of rendering an image permanent by removal of light-sensitive silver halides. 1
  • noun fixation 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. 1
  • noun fixation a preoccupation with one subject, issue, etc.; obsession: All her life she had a fixation on stories of violent death. 1
  • noun fixation An obsessive interest in or feeling about someone or something. 1

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Origin of fixation

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fixacion < Medieval Latin fixātiōn- (stem of fixātiō) a reduction to a fixed state. See fix, -ation

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Parts of speech for Fixation


fixation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fixation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fixation

noun fixation

  • fascination — the power or action of fascinating.
  • infatuation — the state of being infatuated.
  • preoccupation — the state of being preoccupied.
  • case — A particular case is a particular situation or incident, especially one that you are using as an individual example or instance of something.
  • hang-up — a preoccupation, fixation, or psychological block; complex: His hang-up is trying to outdo his brother.

Antonyms for fixation

noun fixation

  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • hatred — the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.

Top questions with fixation

  • what is nitrogen fixation?
  • when does carbon fixation occur?
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  • other than bacteria which factor leads to nitrogen fixation?
  • what is open reduction and internal fixation?
  • what does nitrogen fixation accomplish?
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  • why is nitrogen fixation necessary?
  • why is nitrogen fixation important?
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  • which are products of nitrogen fixation?
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  • what is oral fixation?
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