Fixation may refer to the following:

In science:
*Fixation (psychology), the state in which an individual becomes obsessed with an attachment to another human, an animal, or an inanimate object
*Fixation (visual) maintaining the gaze in a constant direction
*Fixation (alchemy), one of the 12 vital alchemical processes required for transformation
*Carbon fixation, a biochemical process, usually driven by photosynthesis, whereby carbon dioxide is converted into organic compounds
*Nitrogen fixation, a process by which nitrogen is converted from its inert molecular form to a compound more readily available and useful to living organisms
*Fixation (population genetics), the state when every individual in a population has the same allele at a particular locus
*Fixation (histology) in biochemistry, histology, cell biology and pathology, the technique of preserving a specimen for microscopic study

In business and law:
*Fixation in business refers to a company's reluctance to change to suit current market conditions, thus increasing the probability that the company will make larger numbers and greater severities of poor decisions.
*Fixation in law refers to works entitled to copyright protection (e.g. music, literature, paintings, etc.). Only works "fixed in a medium" can be copyrighted, not the ideas behind those works.

In online marketing
*Fixation online eye tracking refers to the test subject fixing on a particular portion of the page. It is used to determine which areas of a web page receive the most views. This is used to adjust where content resides on a web page to maximize its exposure.

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  • fixation — [ fiksasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1557 chim.; repris XVIIe; de fixer I ♦ 1 ♦ Action de fixer. Sc. Fixation de l oxygène par l hémoglobine du sang. Fixation de l image photographique. ⇒ fixage. Abcès de fixation. ♢ (1879) Le fait de faire tenir solidement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fixation — Fix*a tion (f[i^]ks*[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. fixation.] 1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed. [1913 Webster] An unalterable fixation of resolution. Killingbeck. [1913 Webster] To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fixation — steht für: das gezielte Betrachten eines Objektes im Außenraum, siehe Fixation (Augenheilkunde) das rund 0,3 Sekunden dauernde Verweilen des Auges am Fixationspunkt beim Lesen oder allgemein bei der visuellen Wahrnehmung, siehe Fixation… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fixation — was used from the 17c with the general meaning ‘the action of fixing’. Its current meaning of ‘obsession, fixed idea’ is a legacy of the use in Freudian psychosexual theory: • Don has this very definite fixation that I am going to bang up our…new …   Modern English usage

  • fixation — Fixation. s. f. v. Il n a guere d usage qu en ces phrases. La fixation du mercure. la fixation du prix des Charges. la fixation des Charges …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fixation — [fik sā′shən] n. [ME fixacioun < ML fixatio < fixatus: see FIXATE] 1. a fixing, or fixating, or a being fixed, or fixated; specif., a) the directing and focusing of the eyes b) popularly an exaggerated preoccupation; obsession 2. Chem. a) …   English World dictionary

  • fixation — fixation. См. фиксация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • fixation — fixation. См. случайный дрейф. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Fixation — Fixation, 1) Festsetzung, Bestimmung; 2) bes. des Einkommens u. Gehaltes; 3) (Chem.), Umwandlung eines flüchtigen Stoffes in einen relativ feuerbeständigen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fixation — (lat.), Festsetzung, Bestimmung im allgemeinen, besonders des Einkommens und Gehalts, der Steuer, dann die Festsetzung einer Pauschalsumme an Stelle von Einzelleistungen, z. B. die Vereinbarung eines Fixums, das eine Brauerei jährlich zahlt, um… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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