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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fix·a·tion /fɪkˈseʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fix·a·tion /fɪkˈseʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fix·a·tion n.
 1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.
    An unalterable fixation of resolution.   --Killingbeck.
    To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper place or fixation.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
    Marked stiffness or absolute fixation of a joint.   --Quain.
    A fixation and confinement of thought to a few objects.   --Watts.
 2. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
 3. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
 4. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an abnormal state in which development has stopped
           prematurely [syn: arrested development, infantile
           fixation, regression]
      2: an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or
         someone [syn: obsession]
      3: the activity of fastening something firmly in position
      4: (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue
         sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations
         they had in the living body [syn: fixing]