Definition of Fixity

1. Noun. The quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment.

Exact synonyms: Fastness, Fixedness, Fixture, Secureness
Generic synonyms: Immovability, Immovableness
Specialized synonyms: Lodgement, Lodging, Lodgment
Derivative terms: Fast, Fixed, Fixed, Fixed, Fixed, Fix, Secure
Antonyms: Looseness



2. Noun. The quality of being incapable of mutation. "Darwin challenged the fixity of species"

Definition of Fixity

1. n. Fixedness; as, fixity of tenure; also, that which is fixed.

Definition of Fixity

1. Noun. The state of being fixed ¹

2. Noun. Something fixed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fixity

1. stability [n -TIES] - See also: stability

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fixity

fixgig
fixidity
fixie
fixies
fixigena
fixigenae
fixin'
fixing
fixing agent
fixing eye
fixing up
fixings
fixism
fixit
fixities
fixity (current term)
fixive
fixly
fixpoint
fixpoints
fixt
fixture
fixtured
fixtureless
fixtures
fixturing
fixure
fixures
fiz
fizbo

Literary usage of Fixity

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1. History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1894)
"... (at the end of the last Book,) that in order to obtain general knowledge respecting bodies, we must give scientific fixity to our appreciation of their ..."

2. The Psychology of Peoples by Gustave Le Bon (1912)
"CHAPTER II THE LIMITS OF THE VARIABILITY OF THE CHARACTER OF RACES The variability of the character of races, and not its fixity, constitutes the apparent ..."

3. The Athenian Empire by George William Cox (1888)
"We are told that at the very time when by an unparalleled energy of character and fixity of purpose he was driving the allies into a battle which they ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"It has the intrinsic brilliancy, the invariable brilliancy, the fixity of ... A high brilliancy with the least variability in the light, and a fixity of its ..."

5. A Study of Ethical Principles by James Seth (1894)
"... and as if what follows in the long-drawn years were but their consequence. (c) fixity (c) What is generally called " fixity of character " sug- ..."

6. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology by James Sully (1910)
"fixity and Plasticity of Movement: Habit and Adaptive Growth. ... The fixity and speed of response secured by habit are a first necessity in the schoolroom. ..."

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