[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)
[nong] /nɒŋ/ noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal. 1. a foolish, incompetent person. /nɒŋ/ noun 1. (Austral, slang) a stupid or incompetent person
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[jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. capable of producing or creating. 2. pertaining to the production of offspring. 3. Linguistics. /ˈdʒɛnərətɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc: a generative cell 2. capable of producing or originating adj. early 15c., from generate + -ive. Use in […]