Definition of fusion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːʒ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity: the election results produced pressure for fusion of the parties [in singular]: the film showed a perfect fusion of image and sound
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  • It was one of those perfect & glorious fusions of youth, girl, car, music, road, sax, cigarettes, sunset and summer.
  • As in other sectors of the economy, companies active in food processing and retailing have sought to achieve global weight in a series of mergers and fusions.
  • As doo wop did earlier, there seems to be a sustained interest in continuing mergers and fusions today.
blend, blending, combination, amalgamation, joining, bonding, binding, merging, melding, mingling, integration, intermixture, intermingling, synthesis;
coalescence, compounding, agglutination;
uniting, marrying, alliance, unification
rare commingling, commixture, interflow
1.1 Physics short for nuclear fusion. the centre of the Sun where fusion occurs [as modifier]: a fusion reactor
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  • They already get a lot of power from nuclear reactors and also are actively engaged in 4th generation nuclear reactor research and fusion reactor research.
  • Cold fusion is an attempt to get fusion to occur under less extreme conditions, possibly as a result of chemical reactions.
  • However, you must remember that an enormous amount of energy is required in order for these reactions to occur at all - that is why fusion is not yet a practical source of energy.
1.2The process of causing a material or object to melt with intense heat so as to join with another: the fusion of resin and glass fibre in the moulding process
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  • The enthalpy change which occurs when a solid is melted is called the heat of fusion.
  • The fusion of silica, heat and glaze transforms the once implacable grey matter into an object d' art.
  • Even plastic is often recycled - so-called ‘plastic mechanics’ visit people's houses to repair broken plastics by the simple process of heat fusion.
melting, smelting, dissolving, dissolution, liquefaction
1.3Music that is a mixture of different styles, especially jazz and rock: jazz fusion
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  • On Chewing Glass And Other Miracle Cures, he's bringing the beats and scattered rhymes into the zone of spooky jazz fusion and hallucinogenic acid rock.
  • Miles Davis, one of the giants of jazz, was also at 1970s event providing a bewildering display of jazz funk and fusion music which left some hippies confused and some begging for more.
  • The spotlight is focused on jazz or Afro-Cuban fusion or Celtic dance music or rai.
1.4 [as modifier] Referring to food or cooking which incorporates elements of both Eastern and Western cuisine: fusion cuisine
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  • Offered to patrons during the chefs' two-week residency, the fusion cuisine was meant to highlight food as an agent of cultural exchange.
  • Hawaii is a natural for this new-style fusion cuisine because local chefs grew up with nor agedashi, and other ingredients that remain exotic to many mainland chefs.
  • The Bistro serves continental fusion cuisine and recently scooped three prestigious food awards in two separate competitions run by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland.



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  • It is a question of the fusional quality between two bodies, or between the elements of a cluster of bodies - for example, in the sequence where the children and grandmother are asked to join the couple in bed.
  • They may have weak image fusional power (the ability of the nervous system to keep both eyes aligned) that breaks down when they are tired or ill, or drunk.
  • Therefore, the fusional limit is not absolute but corresponds to what has been called a disparity gradient.


Mid 16th century: from Latin fusio(n-), from fundere 'pour, melt'.

Words that rhyme with fusion

allusion, collusion, conclusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, exclusion, extrusion, illusion, inclusion, interfusion, intrusion, obtrusion, occlusion, preclusion, profusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, suffusion, transfusion

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