noun (plural -ties) Date: 1666 1. the quality or state of being fixed or stable 2. something that is fixed

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  • Fixity — Fix i*ty ( [i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. fixit[ e].] 1. Fixedness; as, fixity of tenure; also, that which is fixed. [1913 Webster] 2. Coherence of parts. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fixity — 1660s in physics; general use from 1791; see FIX (Cf. fix) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fixity — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being unchanging or permanent …   English terms dictionary

  • fixity — [fik′si tē] n. 1. the quality or state of being fixed; steadiness or permanence 2. pl. fixities anything fixed, or unmoving …   English World dictionary

  • fixity — fixedness, fixity Both are 17c words with a range of meanings to do with abstract senses of fixing and being fixed, but fixedness is now used much less often than fixity: • Beaten into a fixity of revolutionary purpose, the peasants will have no… …   Modern English usage

  • fixity — [[t]fɪ̱ksɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n If you talk about the fixity of something, you talk about the fact that it does not change or weaken. [WRITTEN] I have been working on exploding the myth of fixity of meaning... She believed in the fixity… …   English dictionary

  • fixity — fix|i|ty [ˈfıksıti] n [U] formal when something does not change fixity of ▪ fixity of purpose …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fixity — noun (U) formal the state of not changing: fixity of purpose …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fixity — /fik si tee/, n., pl. fixities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being fixed; stability; permanence. 2. something fixed, stable, or permanent. [1660 70; < NL fixitas. See FIX, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • fixity — noun a) The state of being fixed b) Something fixed …   Wiktionary

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