(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. focus, attention; idée fixe, obsession, compulsion, mania, bee in one's bonnet (inf.), hangup (sl.). See insanity.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. preoccupation, mania, fetish; see obsession .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[fiks A shun]
a neurotic preoccupation with someone or something; an obsession.
He has a fixation with blue-eyed blondes.
SYN.: obsession, preoccupation, monomania, mania, fetish, fascination, *thing, complex, crush, infatuation, compulsion, idee fixe.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun An irrational preoccupation: fetish, mania, obsession. Informal: thing. See CONCERN.

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  • fixation — [ fiksasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1557 chim.; repris XVIIe; de fixer I ♦ 1 ♦ Action de fixer. Sc. Fixation de l oxygène par l hémoglobine du sang. Fixation de l image photographique. ⇒ fixage. Abcès de fixation. ♢ (1879) Le fait de faire tenir solidement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fixation — may refer to the following:In science: *Fixation (psychology), the state in which an individual becomes obsessed with an attachment to another human, an animal, or an inanimate object *Fixation (visual) maintaining the gaze in a constant… …   Wikipedia

  • Fixation — Fix*a tion (f[i^]ks*[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. fixation.] 1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed. [1913 Webster] An unalterable fixation of resolution. Killingbeck. [1913 Webster] To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fixation — steht für: das gezielte Betrachten eines Objektes im Außenraum, siehe Fixation (Augenheilkunde) das rund 0,3 Sekunden dauernde Verweilen des Auges am Fixationspunkt beim Lesen oder allgemein bei der visuellen Wahrnehmung, siehe Fixation… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fixation — was used from the 17c with the general meaning ‘the action of fixing’. Its current meaning of ‘obsession, fixed idea’ is a legacy of the use in Freudian psychosexual theory: • Don has this very definite fixation that I am going to bang up our…new …   Modern English usage

  • fixation — Fixation. s. f. v. Il n a guere d usage qu en ces phrases. La fixation du mercure. la fixation du prix des Charges. la fixation des Charges …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fixation — [fik sā′shən] n. [ME fixacioun < ML fixatio < fixatus: see FIXATE] 1. a fixing, or fixating, or a being fixed, or fixated; specif., a) the directing and focusing of the eyes b) popularly an exaggerated preoccupation; obsession 2. Chem. a) …   English World dictionary

  • fixation — fixation. См. фиксация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • fixation — fixation. См. случайный дрейф. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Fixation — Fixation, 1) Festsetzung, Bestimmung; 2) bes. des Einkommens u. Gehaltes; 3) (Chem.), Umwandlung eines flüchtigen Stoffes in einen relativ feuerbeständigen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fixation — (lat.), Festsetzung, Bestimmung im allgemeinen, besonders des Einkommens und Gehalts, der Steuer, dann die Festsetzung einer Pauschalsumme an Stelle von Einzelleistungen, z. B. die Vereinbarung eines Fixums, das eine Brauerei jährlich zahlt, um… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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