fusion

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fu·sion

noun, often attrib \ˈfyü-zhən\

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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