fixation vs fixing what difference

what is difference between fixation and fixing

English

Etymology

From Old French fixation.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /fɪksˈeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

fixation (countable and uncountable, plural fixations)

  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. (law) 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

  • (state of being fixed): fixedness

Antonyms

  • (act of fixing): movement, change

Translations

References

Fixation (population genetics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


French

Etymology

fixer +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fik.sa.sjɔ̃/

Noun

fixation f (plural fixations)

  1. fixation
    Tu ferais bien de vérifier les fixations avant de partir.
  2. (psychology, informal) fixation, obsession
    Synonyms: fixette, obsession

Further reading

  • “fixation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Alternative forms

  • (modal verb): fina, finna

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪksɪŋ/

Noun

fixing (plural fixings)

  1. The act of subverting (fixing) a vote.
  2. (Britain, usually in the plural) Something to aid attachment during construction (screws, wall plugs, etc)
  3. See fixings.

Verb

fixing

  1. present participle of fix
  2. (Southern US, slang, with infinitive) Going; preparing; ready. Only used in fixing to.

Alternative forms

  • fixin’

Synonyms

  • (going): about, fitting

See also

  • going to

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