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Synonyms for fixedness

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

the quality of being fixed and unchangeable

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Hetero expert innovation can yield many benefits, providing a new source of distinctive new product ideas that can be tapped quickly and helping NPD teams escape the traps of not-invented-here syndrome and functional fixedness.
I have a passion for the look of trees, their fixedness, their
Other features are also highlighted, such as their fixedness, the fact that lexical bundles are not necessarily idiomatic and their strong structural component.
McConnell asserts: "What I wanted for these pieces, given their flippant, meandering genesis and construction, was a sense of undeniable fixedness in their completion.
They explain that it deals with the study of word combinations rather than single words and that these multi-word units are classified into various subtypes on the basis of the following criteria: degree of semantic non-compositionality, syntactic fixedness, lexical restrictions and institutionalization.
We assessed general perceptions about the fixedness (or malleability) of both intelligence and job knowledge using a paper-and-pencil measure designed for this study.
Functional fixedness can often occur within professions where people will tend to rely on the training of their respective disciplines to solve problems.
But I believe that, leaning tow'rds them, he Just felt their hair carried across his face As each girl passed him; nor gave ear to trace How many feet; nor bent assuredly His eyes from the blind fixedness of thought To know the dancers.
The 1950s debate, however, was characterized by a fixedness of purpose that allowed little room for compromise, so that in an atmosphere of declining legitimacy for democratic institutions, the debate was never allowed to run its course.
All human beings have a natural barrier to creative thinking which is called "cognitive fixedness.
Perhaps we love "film" because we experience it as the very idea of fixedness within flow, the performance of deliberate limitation in storytelling, the giving over of authority to an author or at least the idea of one, in order to experience one stream at a time.
Literature in psychology considers functional fixedness (the tendency to think of using objects only as they have been used in the past) and mental set (the impact of past experience on present problem solving: specifically the tendency to retain methods that were successful in the past even if better alternatives now exist) as the factors that interfere with effective problem solving (Baron, 2008).
Some of the basic criteria for an expression to be considered an idiom are their non-compositionality (Fernando and Flavell 1981) and frozenness or fixedness (Grant and Bauer 2004).
In rejecting the notion of the psychological stability and fixedness of the human being throughout time, modernity creates a shift comparable to that made by the Copernican revolution in astronomy (1213-1214).