Definition of Fusion

1. Noun. An occurrence that involves the production of a union.

Exact synonyms: Merger, Unification
Generic synonyms: Union
Derivative terms: Fuse, Merge, Unify, Unify

2. Noun. The state of being combined into one body.
Exact synonyms: Coalition
Generic synonyms: Unification, Union
Specialized synonyms: Alliance, Confederation, Federalisation, Federalization
Derivative terms: Coalesce

3. Noun. The merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words.
Generic synonyms: Linguistic Process
Specialized synonyms: Syncretism

4. Noun. A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
Exact synonyms: Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Fusion Reaction
Specialized synonyms: Cold Fusion, Thermonuclear Reaction
Generic synonyms: Nuclear Reaction

5. Noun. The combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept.
Exact synonyms: Optical Fusion
Generic synonyms: Beholding, Seeing, Visual Perception

6. Noun. Correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization.
Exact synonyms: Spinal Fusion
Generic synonyms: Correction

7. Noun. The act of fusing (or melting) together.
Generic synonyms: Combination, Combining, Compounding
Derivative terms: Fuse, Fuse

Definition of Fusion

1. n. The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.

Definition of Fusion

1. Noun. The merging of similar or different elements into a union ¹

2. Noun. (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy ¹

3. Noun. (music) a style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz ¹

4. Noun. A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures ¹

5. Noun. The act of melting or liquifying something by heating it ¹

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Definition of Fusion

1. the act of melting together [n -S] : FUSIONAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Fusion

1. A nuclear reaction in which light atomic nuclei combine to form heavier nuclei, typically accompanied by the release of energy. (See also Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion) (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fusion

fusing point
fusion (current term)
fusion-fission hybrid
fusion-inferred threshold test
fusion area
fusion beat
fusion bomb
fusion bombs
fusion cooking
fusion energy
fusion gene
fusion protein
fusion proteins
fusion reactor
fusion reactors
fusion rocket

Literary usage of Fusion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1907)
"LATENT HEAT OF fusion Latent Heat, and Molecular Latent Heat of fusion. — When a solid is heated up to a certain temperature it begins to melt. ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"T space as a simple example of fusion. Subjective and obj space. ... General movements as conditions of fusion of retinal sensations. ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1903)
"4 Now degree of fusion is the result of warfare of these two tendencies. ... Instead of deriving fusion from the ideas themselves, he derives it from the ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1904)
"ow(owl) is a fusion of a u—"continental." «r (earth) is a union of an e from with r. oi(oil) is я union of oi. ur(um) is a union of u with r. ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"11 has lately been shown that there is a fusion of nuclei in connexion with ascus formation, so that there can be no doubt of the position of this ..."

6. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Simultaneously with (he progress of the fusion, lead, generated from lead oxide by an added reducing agent or by the property of the material itself, ..."

7. The Elements of Physical Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1902)
"LATENT HEAT OF fusion Latent Heat, and Molecular Latent Heat of fusion. — When a solid is heated up to a certain temperature it begins ,Jo melt. ..."

8. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1918)
"The processes involved in the fusion of eggs or embryos, and the various types of ... For the present my interest lies not in the fusion process, per se, ..."

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