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 : 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
a fusion of different methods
a fusion of musical styles
The show is a fusion of news and entertainment.
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
Definition of fusion
1 : an act of fusing or melting together
2 : union by or as if by melting
3 : union of atomic nuclei to form heavier nuclei resulting in the release of enormous quantities of energy
Medical Definition of fusion
1a: the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heatb: the liquid or plastic state induced by heat
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: 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
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