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fu·sion

 (fyo͞o′zhən)
n.
1. The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
2. The liquid or melted state induced by heat.
3.
a. The merging of different elements into a union: the fusion of copper and zinc to form brass; the difficult fusion of conflicting political factions.
b. A union resulting from fusing: A fusion of religion and politics emerged.
4. Physics A nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
5. Music that blends jazz elements and the heavy repetitive rhythms of rock. Also called jazz-fusion, jazz-rock.
6. A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from very different cultures or countries.

[Latin fūsiō, fūsiōn-, from fūsus, past participle of fundere, to melt; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]
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fusion

(ˈfjuːʒən)
n
1. the act or process of fusing or melting together; union
2. the state of being fused
3. something produced by fusing
4. (Nuclear Physics) See nuclear fusion
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) the merging of juxtaposed speech sounds, morphemes, or words
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a coalition of political parties or other groups, esp to support common candidates at an election
7. (Pop Music) a kind of popular music that is a blend of two or more styles, such as jazz and funk
8. (Psychology) psychol the processing by the mind of elements falling on the two eyes so that they yield a single percept
9. (Cookery) (modifier) relating to a style of cooking which combines traditional Western techniques and ingredients with those used in Eastern cuisine: fusion cuisine; fusion food.
[C16: from Latin fūsiō a pouring out, melting, casting, from fundere to pour out, found3]
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fu•sion

(ˈfyu ʒən)

n.
1. the act or process of fusing or the state of being fused.
2. that which is fused; the result of fusing: A ballet production is the fusion of many talents.
3.
a. a coalition of political parties or factions.
b. (cap.) the body resulting from such a coalition.
4. the joining of atomic nuclei in a reaction to form nuclei of heavier atoms, as the combination of deuterium atoms to form helium atoms. Compare fission (def. 2).
5. popular music that is a blend of two styles, esp. a combining of jazz with rock, classical music, or such ethnic elements as Brazilian or Japanese music.
6. (of food) combining usu. widely differing ethnic or regional ingredients, styles, or techniques: a restaurant serving French-Thai fusion cuisine; a fusion menu.
[1545–55: < Latin]
fu′sion•al, adj.
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fu·sion

(fyo͞o′zhən)
1. The joining together of light atomic nuclei, especially hydrogen nuclei, to form a heavier nucleus, especially a helium nucleus. Fusion occurs when light nuclei are heated to extremely high temperatures, forcing them to collide at great speed. The collision releases one or more neutrons and energy in the form of radiation. Fusion reactions power the sun and other stars. See more at fission.
2. A mixture or blend formed by fusing two or more things: An alloy is a fusion of two or more metals.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fusion

In intelligence usage, the process of examining all sources of intelligence and information to derive a complete assessment of activity.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

Fusion

 union or blending of things. See also coalition.
Examples: fusion of law and equity, 1875; of nations, 1841; of parties [political], 1845.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

fusion

1. (melting) The process by which a change of state from solid to liquid occurs.
2. 1) Melting. 2) A nuclear reaction forming a heavier nucleus from light atomic nuclei and in the process releasing nuclear energy.
3. A surgical method of joining.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fusion - an occurrence that involves the production of a unionfusion - an occurrence that involves the production of a union
union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
2.fusion - the state of being combined into one body
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
alliance, confederation - the state of being allied or confederated
federalisation, federalization - the state of being under federal control; "the federalization of postal service"
3.fusion - the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
linguistic process - a process involved in human language
syncretism - the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections)
4.fusion - a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
cold fusion - nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken
nuclear reaction - (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
thermonuclear reaction - a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun)
5.fusion - the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
beholding, seeing, visual perception - perception by means of the eyes
6.fusion - correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
correction - treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"
7.fusion - the act of fusing (or melting) together
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
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fusion

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fusion

noun
Something produced by mixing:
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Translations
إنْدِماجإنْصِهار، إنْدِماج
slitísplynutí
foreningsammensmeltning
fuusiosulaminensulatus
fúzióösszeolvadás
sambræîslasamruni
fúzia
füzyonkaynaşma

fusion

[ˈfjuːʒən] N [of metals, fig] → fusión f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fusion

[ˈfjuːʒən] nfusion f
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fusion

n (of metal, fig) → Verschmelzung f, → Fusion f; (Phys: also nuclear fusion) → (Kern)fusion f, → Kernverschmelzung f
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fusion

[ˈfjuːʒn] nfusione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fuse1

(fjuːz) verb
1. to melt (together) as a result of great heat. Copper and tin fuse together to make bronze.
2. (of an electric circuit or appliance) to (cause to) stop working because of the melting of a fuse. Suddenly all the lights fused; She fused all the lights.
noun
a piece of easily-melted wire included in an electric circuit so that a dangerously high electric current will break the circuit and switch itself off. She mended the fuse.
fusion (ˈfjuːʒən) noun
1. the act of melting together. fusion of the metal pieces.
2. a very close joining of things. the fusion of his ideas.
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fu·sion

n. fusión.
1. reacción termonuclear en la cual núcleos atómicos de luz se unen para formar átomos más potentes;
2. acto de fusionar o fundir;
nuclear ______ nuclear.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fusion

n fusión f; lumbar — fusión lumbar
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References in classic literature ?
Cast iron, however, if subjected to only one single fusion, is rarely sufficiently homogeneous; and it requires a second fusion completely to refine it by dispossessing it of its last earthly deposits.
A sect of philosophers who tried to engineer a fusion between the early Christians and the Platonists.
If ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished on this sphere it was surely in their union.
And, indeed, a little way up the road a villa was burning and sending rolling masses of black smoke across the road to add to the con- fusion.
It was din and con- fusion indescribable; but in and beyond the town the road forks repeatedly, and this to some extent relieved the stress.
Great masses of lava lay scattered about in every direction; the crags and cliffs had apparently been under the action of fire; the rocks in some places seemed to have been in a state of fusion; the plain was rent and split with deep chasms and gullies, some of which were partly filled with lava.
It is this moral fusion that renders the whole perfect, as the harmony of fine coloring throws a glow of glory on the pictures of Claude, or, for that matter, on those of Cole, too.
Possibly Beaufort, who was her match in daring, would have succeeded in bringing about a fusion; but his grand house and silk-stockinged footmen were an obstacle to informal sociability.
The powwow and racket were prodigious; it was a tempest of riot and con- fusion and thick-falling blows.
At home, you know, we have rather strong opinions about this fusion of races."
Have you been slightly dazzled at the sudden fusion of my ingots?
For poetry the fusion meant even more than for prose.