Definition of fixity in English:


Line breaks: fix¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪksɪti


[mass noun]
  • The state of being unchanging or permanent: the fixity of his stare
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    • Rather, it is the stability and fixity of patterns of family practice which demand an explanation.
    • If the Modern Era was a rage for order, regulation, stability, singularity, and fixity, the Postmodern Era is a rage for chaos, uncertainty, otherness, openness, multiplicity, and change.
    • Without a sense of community, the village loses all fixity of purpose, never mind its unique identity.


mid 17th century (denoting the property of a substance of not evaporating or losing weight when heated): partly from obsolete fix 'fixed', partly from French fixité.

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