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FIXITY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fixity mean? 

FIXITY (noun)
  The noun FIXITY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
2. the quality of being incapable of mutation

  Familiarity information: FIXITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIXITY (noun)


Sense 1fixity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fixity; fastness; fixedness; secureness; fixture

Hypernyms ("fixity" is a kind of...):

immovability; immovableness (not capable of being moved or rearranged)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fixity"):

lodgement; lodging; lodgment (the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily)


Sense 2fixity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being incapable of mutation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

immutability; immutableness; fixity

Context example:

Darwin challenged the fixity of species

Hypernyms ("fixity" is a kind of...):

changelessness; unchangeability; unchangeableness; unchangingness (the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fixity"):

unalterability (the quality of not being alterable)

agelessness (the quality of being timeless and eternal)


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