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Definition of "fixity" []

  • The quality or condition of being fixed. (noun)
  • Something fixed or immovable. (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 "fixity" in a sentence
  • "It may be that, on the whole, the idea of fixity prevailed more among thinkers with a religious bias; but for the most part the theories were debated independently of the tenets of any faith, Christian or other."
  • "The difference in the mean variation of the first and second intervals respectively rises to an individual maximum of 3.000: 1.000, and averages for all subjects 2.290: 1.000; the fixity, that is to say, of the inter-group interval in this form of tapping is more than twice as great as that of the intra-group interval."
  • "We connect the idea of fixity with the mountains, but they seem to me to be continually pirouetting with each other, -- exchanging or entirely losing their identity."