Definition of fusion
1 : the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heat
2 : a union by or as if by melting: such asa : a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole Opera is a fusion of several arts.b : a political partnership : coalition a fusion of Democrats and independent Republicans — N. Y. Timesc : popular music combining different styles (such as jazz and rock)d : food prepared using techniques and ingredients of two or more ethnic or regional cuisines a restaurant that specializes in Indian-Chinese fusion —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 nuclear fusion
Examples of fusion in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of fusion from the Web
NFRI hosts a tokamak research reactor and South Korea’s effort to support ITER, the experimental fusion reactor under construction near Cadarache in France.
The result feels like a fusion of Andron's and Singleton's sensibilities, a crime thriller that's sharply attuned to the realism of a city in transition.
The Odu Afrobeat world-fusion ensemble is headlining on Friday on the Stroh's Main State.
One of the products of fusion is energy, which provides enough outward force to balance the inward collapse of the star.
Food will be served at Nirvana from 4-11 p.m. daily, with the menu full of Indian-American fusion dishes like masala fries, naan pizza and masala chicken wings.
What Abernathy and Coretta Scott King knew was that fusion was the only way to continue the work without breaking.
The event is billed as a fusion of salsa and merengue.
Princeton Satellite Systems is not alone in pursuing small fusion reactors.
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Origin and Etymology of fusion
Latin fusion-, fusio, from fundere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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FUSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fusion for English Language Learners
: 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)
FUSION Defined for Kids
Definition of fusion for Students
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 togetherd: 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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