fusion

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noun, often attributive fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

Definition of fusion

  1. 1 :  the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heat

  2. 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. 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

  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 and Etymology of fusion

Latin fusion-, fusio, from fundere


First Known Use: 14th century

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FUSION Defined for English Language Learners

fusion

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noun, often attributive fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

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

fusion

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noun fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

Definition of fusion for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of fusing or melting together

  2. 2 :  union by or as if by melting

  3. 3 :  union of atomic nuclei to form heavier nuclei resulting in the release of enormous quantities of energy


Medical Dictionary

fusion

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noun , often attributive fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

Medical Definition of fusion

  1. 1a:  the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heatb:  the liquid or plastic state induced by heat

  2. 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. 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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