fixation

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French fixation.

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fixation (countable and uncountable, plural fixations)

  1. The act of fixing.
  2. The state of being fixed or fixated.
  3. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of volatile elements.
  4. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
  5. In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.
  6. A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
    • 1962 October, “The Victoria Line”, in Modern Railways, page 218:
      Increasingly it is being realised that a modern conurbation's transport problems cannot be solved if there is a fixation on profit and loss in public transport—[...].
  7. (law) Recording a creative work in a medium of expression for more than a transitory duration, thereby satisfying the "fixation" requirement for the purposes of copyright law.
    In order to obtain copyright on a recording in the United States, the recording must have been reduced to fixation on or after February 15, 1972.
  8. (genetics) The change in a gene pool from a situation where there exists at least two variants of a particular gene (allele) to a situation where only one of the alleles remains.

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  Fixation (population genetics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

fixer +‎ -ation

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fik.sa.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

fixation f (plural fixations)

  1. fixation
    Tu ferais bien de vérifier les fixations avant de partir.
  2. (psychology, informal) fixation, obsession
    Synonyms: fixette, obsession

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