fixation fixation  /fɪk ˈseɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
  2. (n) an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
  3. (n) the activity of fastening something firmly in position
  4. (n) (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body


  1. But the professor has been right before, and his Ark fixation stems from his greatest coup.
  2. It's one more indication of the Academy's fixation on niche movies.
  3. For Kaplan's Mahler fixation extends to actually stepping up on a podium and conducting the Second Symphony.


  1. Katy Perry's American 'Vogue' Debut, The Simpsons in Sneaker Form, and More!

    (Getty Images) Katy Perry crouches on a grassy knoll, wearing a rose-covered dress, in her first American Vogue cover , shot by Annie Leibovitz. [The Fashion Spot] Jeremy Scott isn't the only designer with a bit of a Simpsons fixation. Converse just partnered with the show on a collection of Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie-adorned shoes ($37 to $65), which hit Journeys and Converse stores ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  2. Editorial: Misogyny and shame

    The military's sex-assault epidemic is a fixation in Washington, with lawmakers and the brass at odds over how to confront the cultural mindset that condones misogyny and makes sport of harassment.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Air Force Times

  3. Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. Announces Launch of Streamline® MIS Spinal Fixation System

    Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., a leader in innovative medical devices, announced today the launch of the Streamline MIS Spinal Fixation System. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "I feel that we started with something very general like fear, separation anxiety, hyperactivity and obsession/fixation with this first game, but I would like to move into advanced games down the line once people understand more about animal...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Cesar Millan Source: Reuters

  2. "There is this fixation that the Washington media is developing that this race is basically already over and that the two most important attributes are who can raise the most money and who has the most rock-star status," Richardson told...
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Bill Richardson Source: FOXNews

  3. Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said: "This was surely coming for a long time. Ara Darzi's laudable focus on quality was increasingly at odds with the Brownite fixation with targets and command and control".
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Andrew Lansley Source: BBC News

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