fixedness

  • 1 fixedness — 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… …

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  • 2 Fixedness — Fix ed*ness, n. 1. The state or quality of being fixed; stability; steadfastness. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; solidity; cohesion of parts; as, the fixedness of gold. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 fixedness — index adherence (adhesion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 fixedness — noun 1. remaining in place • Syn: ↑stationariness, ↑immobility • Derivationally related forms: ↑fixed, ↑immobile (for: ↑immobility), ↑stationary ( …

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  • 5 fixedness — noun see fixed …

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  • 6 fixedness — See fixedly. * * * …

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  • 7 fixedness — noun The state or condition of being fixed …

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  • 8 fixedness — n. stability, steadiness; secureness; invariability; firmness …

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  • 9 fixedness — fixed·ness …

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  • 10 Functional fixedness — is a cognitive bias that limits a person to using an object only in the way it is traditionally used. The concept of functional fixedness originated in Gestalt Psychology, a movement in psychology that emphasizes holistic processing. Karl Duncker …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 thought — thought1 /thawt/, n. 1. the product of mental activity; that which one thinks: a body of thought. 2. a single act or product of thinking; idea or notion: to collect one s thoughts. 3. the act or process of thinking; mental activity: Thought as… …

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  • 13 Constancy — Con stan*cy, n. [L. constantia: cf. F. constance. See {Constant}.] 1. The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability; as, the constancy of God in his nature and attributes. [1913… …

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  • 14 fixed — adjective 1. (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value (Freq. 12) • Similar to: ↑determinate • Derivationally related forms: ↑fixedness 2. fixed and unmoving (Freq. 6) with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare …

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  • 15 secureness — noun 1. the state of freedom from fear or danger • Ant: ↑insecureness • Derivationally related forms: ↑secure • Hypernyms: ↑security 2. the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment • Syn …

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  • 16 unalterability — noun 1. the quality of not being alterable • Ant: ↑alterability • Derivationally related forms: ↑unalterable • Hypernyms: ↑immutability, ↑immutableness, ↑fixity …

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  • 17 Einstellung effect — Einstellung is the creation of a mechanized state of mind. Often called a problem solving set, Einstellung refers to a person s predisposition to solve a given problem in a specific manner even though there are better or more appropriate methods… …

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  • 18 Karl Duncker — (February 2, 1903 in Leipzig February 23, 1940) was a representative of the Gestalt Theory of psychology. He attended Friedrich Wilhelms University from 1923 to 1923, spent 1925 1926 at Clark University in Worcester, MA as a visiting professor,… …

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  • 19 firmness — [n1] stiffness compactness, density, durability, fixedness, hardness, impenetrability, impermeability, imperviousness, impliability, inelasticity, inflexibility, resistance, rigidity, solidity, temper, tensile strength, toughness; concepts… …

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  • 20 immobility — noun 1. remaining in place (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑stationariness, ↑fixedness • Derivationally related forms: ↑fixed (for: ↑fixedness), ↑immobile, ↑ …

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