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fixation Saltos de línea: fix|ation
Pronunciación: /fɪkˈseɪʃ(ə)n/

Definición de fixation en inglés:


[mass noun]
1An obsessive interest in or feeling about someone or something: our fixation with diet and fitness
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  • A colleague of mine is forever marvelling at the methodical way in which I flip over my rotating calendar each morning, not recognising in the gesture my complete fixation with time.
  • The first to die, of course, are the young people, paying in blood for their generation's fixation with communication.
  • He said it could have been a blurring between his feelings about women and fixation with celebrities.
monomania, fetish, addiction, complex, neurosis, compulsion;
French idée fixe
informal hang-up, thing, yen, rage, bug, craze, fad, bee in one's bonnet
1.1 Psychoanalysis (In Freudian theory) the arresting of part of the libido at an immature stage, causing an obsessive attachment: fixation at the oral phase might result in dependence on others
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  • The reasons for this arrest are not clearly specified; but it was assumed that fixation at the oral stage might be the result of either deprivation or overgratification of the infant's oral needs.
  • In most of these cases we speak of psychological obsessions or fixations.
  • The individual would have no conscious awareness of the nature of the fixation, but the libido would constantly turn away from the possibility of satisfaction in reality, towards a fantasy gratification.
2The action or process of fixing or being fixed: sand-dune fixation
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  • Many surgeons remain advocates of cementless total knee arthroplasty; however, the majority of current procedures involve cemented fixation.
  • Cementless fixation depends on prosthesis design plus ingrowth and overgrowth of bone to biologically bind the prosthesis to the skeleton.
  • Cemented fixation relies on a stable interface between the prosthesis and the cement and a solid mechanical bond between the cement and the bone.
2.1The process by which some plants and microorganisms assimilate nitrogen or carbon dioxide: his work on nitrogen fixation in plants
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  • Carbon dioxide fixation and light absorption takes place in the plant shoot parts, mostly leaf blades.
  • Industrial fixation of nitrogen for fertilizer and other human activities has more than doubled the rates of terrestrial fixation of gaseous nitrogen into biologically available forms.
  • These grass species carry out C4 photosynthesis, an important adaptation that increases the efficiency of CO 2 fixation in plants.


Late Middle English (originally as an alchemical term denoting the process of reducing a volatile spirit or essence to a permanent bodily form): from medieval Latin fixatio(n-), from fixare (see fix).

Palabras que riman con fixation

ablation, aeration, agnation, Alsatian, Amerasian, Asian, aviation, cetacean, citation, conation, creation, Croatian, counterdemonstration, counterproliferation, crustacean, curation, Dalmatian, delation, dilation, donation, duration, elation, Galatian, geolocation, glocalization, gyration, Haitian, halation, Horatian, ideation, illation, lavation, legation, libation, location, lunation, mutation, natation, nation, negation, notation, nutation, oblation, oration, ovation, potation, relation, rogation, rotation, Sarmatian, sedation, Serbo-Croatian, station, staycation, taxation, Thracian, vacation, vexation, vocation, zonation
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