|1.||the act of fixing or the state of being fixed|
|2.||a preoccupation or obsession|
|a. the act of fixating|
|b. (in psychoanalytical schools) a strong attachment of a person to another person or an object in early life|
|a. the conversion of nitrogen in the air into a compound, esp a fertilizer|
|b. the conversion of a free element into one of its compounds|
|5.||the reduction of a substance from a volatile or fluid form to a nonvolatile or solid form|
fixation fix·a·tion (fĭk-sā'shən)
The condition of being stabilized, firmly attached, or set.
The act or process of stabilizing or attaching something, especially a body part by surgery.
The rapid killing and preservation of tissue elements to retain as nearly as possible the same characteristics they had in the living body.
The conversion of a gas into solid or liquid form by chemical reactions.
In psychoanalytic theory, a strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behavior that persists throughout life.
The coordinated positioning and focusing of both eyes on an object.