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Definition of "fixation" []

  • The act or process of fixing or fixating. (noun)
  • An obsessive preoccupation. (noun)
  • Psychology A strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behavior that persists throughout life. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fixation" in a sentence
  • "April 15th, 2010 at 6: 35 pm tombaker says: label fixation is the hallmark of petty minds the world over."
  • "I will never understand what the fixation is about constant attacks on Palin."
  • "Bander attributes this to what he calls "fixation order," or the order of what people look at when they enter the site."