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The more we fixate it, the more its clearness and distinctness increase.

From here we see the perspective to the fantastic dreams which the camera can fixate.

Existences that are especially set aside to fixate and convey meanings are signs or symbols.

These apparently are accounted for by involuntary eye-movements which take place regardless of the effort made to fixate vision.

WORD ORIGIN

1885, "to fix, make stable," from fix (v.) + -ate. Meaning "to gaze upon" is from 1889. Psychological sense is from 1926, originally in Freudian theory, in this case perhaps a back-formation from fixation. Related: Fixated; fixating.

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