Usage examples for fixation

  1. The work at each farm consists of:- Pedigree plots of the main varieties grown on the farms; crossbreds in course of fixation for local conditions of soil and climate; a " stud variety trial," including all standard varieties, newly- introduced wheats, and samples sent for identification; " stud bulks" to provide seed for planting the farm areas which supply seed wheat for sale. – Wheat Growing in Australia by Australia Department of External Affairs
  2. Many soil areas do not contain the particular type of bacteria necessary to the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by legumes. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  3. For this purpose the agglutination and also the complement- fixation tests are being used with splendid results, and by the aid of these biological tests it is possible to determine all infected animals in a herd. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  4. Permanent fixation may be due to a variety of causes. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  5. The fixation of an end and the discovery of appropriate means are the necessary and sufficient conditions for all invention. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  6. Enough then has been said to show that the rise of schools, their qualities and their defects, are all capable of treatment upon the present lines; but if so, may we not go farther, and ask by what means does thought and life cope with their defects, especially that fixation of memory, even at its best, that evil side of examination and the like, which we often call Chinese in the bad sense, but which we see arises so naturally everywhere? – Civics: as Applied Sociology by Patrick Geddes
  7. I have called this fixation on the nearest object at hand an American habit. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  8. In a considerable number of cases these means of retaining the fragments in apposition prove ineffectual, and it is necessary to have recourse to operative measures for mechanical fixation – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  9. Growth and development also follow the absorption and fixation of aliment by an osmotic production. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  10. The narrowness of American political issues is a fixation upon instruments. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  11. These movements, with which are associated fixation of look and a widening of the palpebral fissure, produce a peculiarly expressive look; this is why they merit our attention. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  12. It really was attained, remarkably enough, and, we may say, to the surprise of Einstein himself, although at the cost of considerable simplicity in the mathematical form; it appeared necessary for the fixation of the field of gravitation in one or the other point in space to introduce no fewer than ten quantities in the place of the one that occurred in the example mentioned above. – The Einstein Theory of Relativity by H.A. Lorentz
  13. A hundred pontooneers had gone into the water and with the aid of little floats built for this purpose, had commenced the fixation of the trestles. – Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 by Achilles Rose
  14. I dashed to my room, where I found that the thief, evidently one with a vegetable fixation had left untouched my gold rings, watch, and money, all lying openly on the blanket. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  15. It is a hard task for parents, but they must always try to break their children's fixation upon them. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  16. One group of writers accounts for the deposits by the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen through electrical phenomena. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  17. Notice sur les travaux de Fixation des Dunes; in Annales des Ponts et Ohaussecs, 1831, 2me semestre, pp. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh