• (America) IPA: /fɪksˈeɪʃən/


  1. The act of fixing.
  2. The state of being fixed or fixated.
  3. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of volatile elements.
  4. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
  5. In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.
  6. A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea or thing.
  7. (legal) 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.
  8. (genetics) The change in a gene pool from a situation where there exists at least two variants of a particular gene (allele) to a situation where only one of the alleles remains.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations
  • French: fixation
  • Russian: закрепле́ние
Translations Translations
  • Russian: свя́зывание

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