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fusion

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noun fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

Simple Definition of fusion

  • : a combination or mixture of things

  • physics : a process in which the nuclei of atoms are joined

  • : a type of popular music that combines different styles (such as jazz and rock)

Full Definition of fusion

  1. 1 :  the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heat

  2. 2 :  a union by or as if by melting: as a :  a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole b :  a political partnership :  coalition c :  popular music combining different styles (as jazz and rock) d :  food prepared using techniques and ingredients of two or more ethnic or regional cuisines —called also fusion cuisine

  3. 3 :  the union of atomic nuclei to form heavier nuclei resulting in the release of enormous quantities of energy when certain light elements unite

Examples of fusion

  1. a fusion of different methods

  2. a fusion of musical styles

  3. The show is a fusion of news and entertainment.

  4. The fusion of different cultural influences is evident in her sculpture.



Origin of fusion

Latin fusion-, fusio, from fundere


First Known Use: 14th century

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FUSION Defined for Kids

fusion

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noun fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

Definition of fusion

  1. 1 :  an act of fusing or melting together

  2. 2 :  union by or as if by melting

  3. 3 :  union of atomic nuclei to form heavier nuclei resulting in the release of enormous quantities of energy




Medical Dictionary

fusion

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noun fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

Medical Definition of fusion

  1. 1a:  the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heatb:  the liquid or plastic state induced by heat

  2. 2:  a union by or as if by melting together: asa:  a merging of diverse elements into a unified whole; specifically :  the blending of retinal images in binocular visionb:  a combination of ingredients achieved by heating and mixing togetherc:  a blend of sensations, perceptions, ideas, or attitudes such that the component elements can seldom be identified by introspective analysis:  the perception of light from a source that is intermittent above a critical frequency as if the source were continuous—called also flicker fusion; compare flickerd:  the surgical immobilization of a joint—see spinal fusion

  3. 3:  the union of atomic nuclei to form heavier nuclei resulting in the release of enormous quantities of energy when certain light elements unite—called also nuclear fusion

  4. fu·sion·al \-əl\play adjective





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