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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fik-si-tee]
    • /ˈfɪk sɪ ti/
    • /ˈfɪk.sə.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fik-si-tee]
    • /ˈfɪk sɪ ti/

Definitions of fixity word

  • noun plural fixity the state or quality of being fixed; stability; permanence. 1
  • noun plural fixity something fixed, stable, or permanent. 1
  • noun fixity The state of being unchanging or permanent. 1
  • noun fixity permanent quality 1
  • noun fixity gaze: steadiness 1
  • uncountable noun fixity If you talk about the fixity of something, you talk about the fact that it does not change or weaken. 0

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Origin of fixity

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
From the New Latin word fixitās, dating back to 1660-70. See fix, -ity

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Parts of speech for Fixity


fixity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fixity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fixity

noun fixity

  • steadfastness — fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze.
  • determination — Determination is the quality that you show when you have decided to do something and you will not let anything stop you.
  • inflexibility — not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid: an inflexible steel rod.
  • constancy — Constancy is the quality of staying the same even though other things change.
  • strength — the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor.

Antonyms for fixity

noun fixity

  • flexibility — capable of being bent, usually without breaking; easily bent: a flexible ruler.
  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
  • infirmity — a physical weakness or ailment: the infirmities of age.
  • instability — the quality or state of being unstable; lack of stability or firmness.
  • indefiniteness — not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited: an indefinite number.

Top questions with fixity

  • what is fixity of species?

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