Definitions for: Fusion

[n] the act of fusing (or melting) together
[n] correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
[n] the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
[n] an occurrence that involves the production of a union
[n] a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
[n] the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
[n] the state of being combined into one body

Webster (1913) Definition: Fu"sion, n. [L. fusio, fr. fundere, fusum to pour,
melt: cf. F. fusion. See Fuse, v. t., aud cf, Foison.]
1. The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by
heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of

2. The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of
fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in

3. The union or blending together of things, as, melted

The universal fusion of races, languages, and
customs . . . had produced a corresponding fusion of
creeds. --C. Kingsley.

Watery fusion (Chem.) the melting of certain crystals by
heat in their own water of crystallization.

4. (Biol.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts
or tissues.

f x = g (h x) ==> f x = g (2 * x)
g x = x + 1 f x = 2 * x + 1
h x = 2 * x

Synonyms: coalition, merger, nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction, optical fusion, spinal fusion, unification

See Also: alliance, beholding, cold fusion, combination, combining, compounding, confederation, correction, federalisation, federalization, linguistic process, nuclear reaction, seeing, syncretism, thermonuclear reaction, unification, union, union, visual perception

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