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fixation

FIXA'TION, n.

1. The act of fixing.

2. Stability; firmness; steadiness; a state of being established; as fixation in matters of religion.

3. Residence in a certain place; or a place of residence. [Little used.]

To light, created in the first day, God gave no certain place or fixation.

4. That firm state of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; as the fixation of gold or other metals.

5. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm; state of being fixed.



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FIXA'TION, n.

1. The act of fixing.

2. Stability; firmness; steadiness; a state of being established; as fixation in matters of religion.

3. Residence in a certain place; or a place of residence. [Little used.]

To light, created in the first day, God gave no certain place or fixation.

4. That firm state of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; as the fixation of gold or other metals.

5. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm; state of being fixed.

FIX-A'TION, n.

  1. The act of fixing.
  2. Stability; firmness; steadiness a state of being established; as, fixation in matters of religion. King Charles.
  3. Residence in a certain place; or a place of residence. [Little used.] To light, created to the first day, God gave no certain place or fixation. Ralegh.
  4. That firm state of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; as, the fixation of gold or other metals. Bacon. Encyc.
  5. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm; state of being fixed. Glanville.

Fix*a"tion
  1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.

    An unalterable fixation of resolution. Killingbeck.

    To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper place or fixation. Sir W. Raleigh.

    Marked stiffness or absolute fixation of a joint. Quain.

    A fixation and confinement of thought to a few objects. Watts.

  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.

    Glanvill.
  4. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals.

    Bacon.
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Fixation

FIXA'TION, noun

1. The act of fixing.

2. Stability; firmness; steadiness; a state of being established; as fixation in matters of religion.

3. Residence in a certain place; or a place of residence. [Little used.]

To light, created in the first day, God gave no certain place or fixation

4. That firm state of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; as the fixation of gold or other metals.

5. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm; state of being fixed.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PRECLU'SIVE, a. Shutting out, or tending to preclude; hindering by previous obstacles.

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