fixation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French fixation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fixation (plural fixations)

  1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed or fixated.
  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. In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.
  5. A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
  6. (law) Recording a creative work in a medium of expression for more than a transitory duration, thereby satisfying the "fixation" requirement for the purposes of copyright law.
    In order to obtain copyright on a recording in the United States, the recording must have been reduced to fixation on or after February 15, 1972.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fixer +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

fixation f (plural fixations)

  1. fixation
    Tu ferais bien de vérifier les fixations avant de partir.