fixation

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fix·a·tion

noun \fik-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of FIXATION

:  the act, process, or result of fixing, fixating, or becoming fixated: as
a :  a persistent concentration of libidinal energies upon objects characteristic of psychosexual stages of development preceding the genital stage
b :  stereotyped behavior (as in response to frustration)
c :  an obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment

Examples of FIXATION

  1. <their weight is an unfortunate fixation for many teenagers>

First Known Use of FIXATION

14th century

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

fix·a·tion

noun \fik-ˈsā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FIXATION

1
: the act, process, or result of fixing, fixating, or becoming fixated: as a : the act or an instance of focusing the eyes upon an object b : a persistent concentration of libidinal energies upon objects characteristic of psychosexual stages of development preceding the genital stage c : stereotyped behavior (as in response to frustration) d : an obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment
2
: the immobilization of the parts of a fractured bone especially by the use of various metal attachments

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