fusion

noun, often attributive
fu·​sion | \ ˈfyü-zhᵊn How to pronounce fusion (audio) \

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 as
a : 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 RepublicansNew York Times
c : 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web At first glance, Jo’s Modern Thai can be easy to stereotype as a dime-a-dozen Asian fusion restaurant. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Oct. 2021 Amy Le cut back on hours at the two locations of her Asian-Latin fusion restaurant Saucy Porka to make it through the pandemic. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 20 Oct. 2021 The Couturiers specialize in immersive experience bars like the Noble Experiment speakeasy in East Village and the Bang Bang Asian fusion restaurant/bar in the Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Oct. 2021 Gidi Bar and Grill, a new West African fusion restaurant, is serving up a wide range of flavors in Frisco. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2021 For drinks at the end of the day, Kōzo is a wonderful Asian-fusion restaurant with music. Emma Love, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2021 The two had dinner from celeb favorite Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant Nobu while sitting in the aquarium tunnel, and Harvey later revealed that her Valentine had bought her Hermes stock as a gift. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2021 An American fusion restaurant — Twisted Cafe — is planned to replace the former Thai restaurant Elephant Cafe, which closed earlier this year. Rachel Ryan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2021 The Asian fusion restaurant, known for vegan and vegetarian options in addition to traditional cuisine such as noodles and pot-stickers, opened the Elm St. location in February. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of fusion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fusion

borrowed from Medieval Latin fūsiōn-, fūsiō "process of pouring, casting of molten metal," going back to Latin, "process of pouring, effusion," from fud-, variant stem of fundere "to pour, shed, cast (liquid metal)" (Medieval Latin also, "to melt down, make liquid") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at found entry 5

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“Fusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fusion. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for fusion

fusion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fusion

: a combination or mixture of things
: 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

noun
fu·​sion | \ ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce fusion (audio) \

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

fusion

noun, often attributive
fu·​sion | \ ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce fusion (audio) \

Medical Definition of fusion

1a : 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

Other Words from fusion

fusional \ -​ᵊl How to pronounce fusion (audio) \ adjective

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