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Meaning & Definition of Fixation in English

English

Fixation

/fɪkseʃən/

noun

1. An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

    synonym:
  • arrested development
  • ,
  • fixation
  • ,
  • infantile fixation
  • ,
  • regression

2. An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone

    synonym:
  • obsession
  • ,
  • fixation

3. The activity of fastening something firmly in position

    synonym:
  • fixation

4. (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body

    synonym:
  • fixation
  • ,
  • fixing