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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fu•sionˈfyu ʒən(n.)

  1. the act or process of fusing or the state of being fused.

  2. that which is fused; the result of fusing:

    A ballet production is the fusion of many talents.

  3. a coalition of political parties or factions. (cap.) the body resulting from such a coalition.

    Category: Government

  4. the joining of atomic nuclei in a reaction to form nuclei of heavier atoms, as the combination of deuterium atoms to form helium atoms.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: Compare fission (def. 2). 2

  5. popular music that is a blend of two styles, esp. a combining of jazz with rock, classical music, or such ethnic elements as Brazilian or Japanese music.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. (of food) combining usu. widely differing ethnic or regional ingredients, styles, or techniques:

    a restaurant serving French-Thai fusion cuisine; a fusion menu.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of fusion:

1545–55: < L

fu′sion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fusion, merger, unification(noun)

    an occurrence that involves the production of a union

  2. coalition, fusion(noun)

    the state of being combined into one body

  3. fusion(noun)

    the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words

  4. fusion, nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction(noun)

    a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

  5. fusion, optical fusion(noun)

    the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept

  6. fusion, spinal fusion(noun)

    correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization

  7. fusion(noun)

    the act of fusing (or melting) together

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fusion(noun)ˈfyu ʒən

    the mixing or combining of two or more things

    the fusion of cells; the fusion of business and IT

Wiktionary

  1. fusion(Noun)

    The merging of similar or different elements into a union

  2. fusion(Noun)

    A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy

  3. fusion(Noun)

    a style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz

  4. fusion(Noun)

    A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures

  5. fusion(Noun)

    The act of melting or liquifying something by heating it

  6. Origin: 1555, from fusion, from fusionem (the accusative of fusio), from fusus, past participle of fundere (see also found#Etymology 3).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fusion(verb)

    the act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals

  2. Fusion(verb)

    the state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion

  3. Fusion(verb)

    the union or blending together of things, as, melted together

  4. Fusion(verb)

    the union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues

Freebase

  1. Fusion

    A fusion genre is music that combines two or more styles. For example, rock and roll originally developed as a fusion of blues, gospel and country music. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm, and is sometimes the use of long musical "journeys" that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. "Fusion" used alone often refers to jazz fusion. Artists who work in fusion genres are often difficult to categorize within non-fusion styles, primarily because most genres evolved out of other genres.These artists generally consider themselves part of both genres. For example, a musician that plays predominantly blues influenced by rock is often labelled a blues-rock musician, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Vaughan, a Texas blues guitarist, used rock and blues together. Ray Charles, who recorded gospel and jazz-influenced blues, created what would become known as soul music. By fusing the two genres, Charles pioneered the style of country soul, most famously on his landmark album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, and influenced similar efforts by Candi Staton and Solomon Burke. Another example of fusion music can be heard in the Middle Eastern-influenced Franco-Arabic music as personified by Aldo. Franco-Arabic music uses a blend of Arabic and many western styles, from rock to pop, and from Euro styles to folk music. Jie Ma blends traditional Chinese instruments and Western and jazz compositions.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. fusion

    In intelligence usage, the process of examining all sources of intelligence and information to derive a complete assessment of activity.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fusion' in Nouns Frequency: #2665


Translations for fusion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fusion(noun)

the act of melting together

fusion of the metal pieces.

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