Meaning of fusion

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Fusion is the process of combining two or more things together into one. If your favorite genres are Westerns and reality dating shows, maybe when you become a TV executive, you’ll create a fusion of the two, where competing dates have shoot-outs in saloons.

The noun fusion comes from the Latin word fundere, meaning melt, so fusion is the act of melting things together. In science, fusion is the process of merging atoms together to create energy. Fusion is also used as an adjective. Fusion cuisine is the combination of at least two different ways of cooking. Fusion music is usually the combination of jazz and rock.

Definitions of fusion
  1. noun

    the act of fusing (or melting) together

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    combination, combining, compounding

    the act of combining things to form a new whole

  2. noun

    an occurrence that involves the production of a union

    synonyms:

    merger, unification

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    union

    the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

  3. noun

    the state of being combined into one body

    synonyms:

    coalition

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    alliance, confederation

    the state of being allied or confederated
    federalisation, federalization

    the state of being under federal control
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    unification, union

    the state of being joined or united or linked

  4. noun

    the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words

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    syncretism

    the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections)
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    linguistic process

    a process involved in human language

  5. noun

    the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept

    synonyms:

    optical fusion

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    beholding, seeing, visual perception

    perception by means of the eyes

  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

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    spinal fusion

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    correction

    treatment of a specific defect

  7. noun

    a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

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    nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction

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    cold fusion

    nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken
    thermonuclear reaction

    a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun)
    carbon cycle

    a thermonuclear reaction in the interior of stars
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    nuclear reaction

    (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei

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