|1.||the act or process of fusing or melting together; union|
|2.||the state of being fused|
|3.||something produced by fusing|
|4.||See nuclear fusion|
|5.||the merging of juxtaposed speech sounds, morphemes, or words|
|6.||a coalition of political parties or other groups, esp to support common candidates at an election|
|7.||a kind of popular music that is a blend of two or more styles, such as jazz and funk|
|8.||psychol the processing by the mind of elements falling on the two eyes so that they yield a single percept|
|9.||(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, |
fusion fu·sion (fyōō'zhən)
The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
The merging of different elements into a union, as of vertebrae.
The growing together of two or more teeth as a result of the abnormal union of their formative organs.
A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
|fusion (fy'zhən) Pronunciation Key
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