fusion

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fu·sion

noun, often attributive \ˈfyü-zhən\

: 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
:  the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heat
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
:  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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fu·sion

noun , often attrib \ˈfyü-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FUSION

1
a : the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heat b : the liquid or plastic state induced by heat
2
: a union by or as if by melting together: as a : a merging of diverse elements into a unified whole; specifically : the blending of retinal images in binocular vision b : a combination of ingredients achieved by heating and mixing together c (1) : a blend of sensations, perceptions, ideas, or attitudes such that the component elements can seldom be identified by introspective analysis (2) : 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 flicker d : the surgical immobilization of a joint—see spinal fusion
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
fu·sion·al \-əl\ adjective

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