ⓘ Fixation

                                     

ⓘ Fixation

Fixation may refer to:

  • 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 agent, a process chemical
  • Fixation alchemy, a process in the alchemical magnum opus
  • Carbon fixation, a biochemical process, usually driven by photosynthesis, whereby carbon dioxide is converted into organic compounds
  • Fixation in Canadian copyright law, a concept in Canadian copyright law
  • Fixation psychology, the state in which an individual becomes obsessed with an attachment to another human, an animal, or an inanimate object
  • Fixation population genetics, the state when every individual in a population has the same allele at a particular locus
  • Fixation surgical, an operative technique in orthopedics
  • Fixation visual maintaining the gaze in a constant direction
  • Fixation histology in biochemistry, histology, cell biology and pathology, the technique of preserving a specimen for microscopic study