[fyoo-zhuh n] /ˈfyu ʒən/
the act or process of fusing; the state of being fused.
that which is fused; the result of fusing:
A ballet production is the fusion of many talents.
Also called nuclear fusion. Physics. a thermonuclear reaction in which nuclei of light atoms join to form nuclei of heavier atoms, as the combination of deuterium atoms to form helium atoms.
Compare (def 2).
popular music that is a blend of two styles, especially a combining of jazz with either rock, classical music, or such ethnic elements as Brazilian or Japanese music.
Linguistics. the merging of linguistic elements, especially morphemes, usually accompanied by a change in the form of the elements.
(of food or cooking) combining usually widely differing ethnic or regional ingredients, styles, or techniques:
a restaurant serving French-Thai fusion cuisine; a fusion menu.
the act or process of fusing or melting together; union
the state of being fused
something produced by fusing
See nuclear fusion
the merging of juxtaposed speech sounds, morphemes, or words
a coalition of political parties or other groups, esp to support common candidates at an election
a kind of popular music that is a blend of two or more styles, such as jazz and funk
(psychol) the processing by the mind of elements falling on the two eyes so that they yield a single percept
(modifier) relating to a style of cooking which combines traditional Western techniques and ingredients with those used in Eastern cuisine: fusion cuisine, fusion food
1550s, from Middle French fusion, from Latin fusionem (nominative fusio) “an outpouring, effusion,” noun of action from fusus, past participle of fundere “pour, melt” (see found (v.2)). In nuclear physics sense, first recorded 1947; in jazz sense, by 1972.
fusion fu·sion (fyōō’zhən)
- Fusion beat
fusion beat n. The atrial or ventricular complex in an electrocardiogram when either the atria or the ventricles are activated by two simultaneously invading impulses.
noun 1. . noun 1. a type of bomb in which most of the energy is provided by nuclear fusion, esp the fusion of hydrogen isotopes Also called thermonuclear bomb, fission-fusion bomb See also hydrogen bomb
- Fusion cuisine
noun any dishes combining ingredients or methods of two or more regional or ethnic culinary traditions Examples Tex-Mex is the most well known of fusion cuisines.
[fyoo-zhuh-niz-uh m] /ˈfyu ʒəˌnɪz əm/ noun, Politics. 1. the principle, policy, or practice of . /ˈfjuːʒəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the favouring of coalitions among political groups