Definition of fusion in English:

fusion

noun

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’
    • ‘The lower numbers would thus reflect the effects of chromosome fusions.’
    • ‘It was one of those perfect & glorious fusions of youth, girl, car, music, road, sax, cigarettes, sunset and summer.’
    • ‘While still almost exclusively spastic, fusions and plain incorrect meters are not so wholly abused.’
    • ‘As doo wop did earlier, there seems to be a sustained interest in continuing mergers and fusions today.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In view of his deliberate focus on such fusions of tradition, however, it is surprising that a similar flexibility is sometimes lacking from his treatment of his written sources.’
    • ‘Some feature various human/machine fusions at work: a particularly big and chaotic hybrid surprises the alarmed artist in her studio.’
    • ‘Now we're getting very good fusions of vertebrae.’
    • ‘Swedish companies underwent fusions and shifted sections of their business abroad to countries with lower labour costs.’
    • ‘Four independent fusions were made for each species.’
    • ‘The poet restores conductivity to words through new short-circuits, which arise out of their fusions.’
    • ‘The anti-mergers saw the fusions as anti-democratic since they were never consulted, and were scared to lose their communities and local services.’
    • ‘But it was so colorful, so riotous, so hilarious a solidarity that its ostentatious fusions established a special art form.’
    • ‘The spiritual commons has never been more diverse or capacious, more open to new fusions of faith and belief.’
    • ‘Here, fissions and fusions are included as a special case of translocations in which one of the input or output chromosomes is empty.’
    • ‘And whatever the theme is that the show is seeking to follow has led to a shortage of those thrillingly distinct fusions of horse and rider that Stubbs excelled in.’
    • ‘One can think of very few biographers who have the ability to deal with critical assessment of such diversity and unwieldy fusions of anecdote and myth.’
    • ‘All fusions were verified by DNA sequence analysis.’
    • ‘Such definitions can be applied in the context either of trees or of more extensively connected graphs, which are necessary to represent evolutionary fusions.’
    • ‘Since the heady days of Gunther Schuller's Third Stream experiments, many have tried putting jazz and classical musicians together in a darkened room in the hope of magical fusions.’
    blend, blending, combination, amalgamation, joining, bonding, binding, merging, melding, mingling, integration, intermixture, intermingling, synthesis
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    1. 1.1Physics
      ‘the centre of the Sun where fusion occurs’
      short for nuclear fusion
      as modifier ‘a fusion reactor’
      • ‘Achieving the aim of making fusion a viable energy source will require a sustained long-term research effort.’
      • ‘The most easily attained fusion reaction involves fusing nuclei of the two isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium and tritium, to make nuclei of helium.’
      • ‘Cold fusion is an attempt to get fusion to occur under less extreme conditions, possibly as a result of chemical reactions.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2 The 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’
      • ‘The fusion of silica, heat and glaze transforms the once implacable grey matter into an object d' art.’
      • ‘The enthalpy change which occurs when a solid is melted is called the heat of fusion.’
      • ‘Even plastic is often recycled - so-called ‘plastic mechanics’ visit people's houses to repair broken plastics by the simple process of heat fusion.’
      • ‘Other techniques involve the high temperature fusion of powdered inorganic reagent and the rock.’
      • ‘‘The fusion of these materials introduces another dimension,’ she said.’
      melting, smelting, dissolving, dissolution, liquefaction
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    3. 1.3 Music that is a mixture of different styles, especially jazz and rock.
      ‘jazz fusion’
      • ‘By the album's last few tracks, the fills outweigh the backbeats to the point where he's pushing fusion jazz territory.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The Giants mean serious business: If you thought prog-rock was the most titillating genre since fusion jazz, wait until you hear themed prog-rock!’
      • ‘It would lead him to go on to challenge and re-define jazz and fusion music, widening its appeal to a mass audience.’
      • ‘He has studied and performed jazz from bebop to fusion, played as fluently with hardcore and heavy metal musicians as with soundtrack samples.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She's diversified into pop, country, rhythm, jazz, and rock and fusion styles.’
      • ‘Jazz fusion is one of those forms whose entertainment value increases in relation to the listener's level of expertise.’
      • ‘Their peculiar sound could be described as eerie and rocky or jazz fusion meets metal.’
      • ‘From be-bop to jazz/rock fusion, he led the way, either by himself or in consort with a handful of other jazz visionaries.’
      • ‘Already a host of top names in the fields of everything from trad jazz to funk and fusion are lined up to perform.’
      • ‘Playing a mixed bag of jazz, funk, fusion and R & B, the group became a mainstay on the Calgary scene, packing the tiny bar with audiences hungry for hot music.’
      • ‘The music is generally high-standard, and like the club's decor, is very eclectic, offering everything from blues to fusion to free jazz.’
      • ‘His book does not deal with the offshoots of bebop, such as cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, free jazz and fusion.’
      • ‘Yes, Scofield is back where he is happiest, playing jazz-rock fusion with a tight band.’
      • ‘There are many adjectives routinely used to describe jazz fusion, but ‘restrained’ isn't one of them.’
      • ‘The spotlight is focused on jazz or Afro-Cuban fusion or Celtic dance music or rai.’
      • ‘I absolutely love anything progressive and jazz rock fusion is some of the most interesting music available today.’
      • ‘He has since been a trailblazer in the production of flamenco and jazz fusion styles.’
      • ‘It says a lot for Brown's ability that none of this stylistic fence sitting sounds forced; she even manages to rearrange a Gregorian chant into a sweet slice of Celtic jazz fusion.’
    4. 1.4as modifier Referring to food or cooking which incorporates elements of both Eastern and Western cuisine.
      ‘fusion cuisine’
      • ‘Outlets for conspicuous consumerism now span the region, from spa resorts in Bali to high-end boutiques in Shanghai to chi-chi fusion cuisine restaurants in Singapore.’
      • ‘The Sahara is a cozy, refreshing oasis that serves authentic Tunisian and Moroccan cuisine - no fusion stuff whatsoever.’
      • ‘He is trying to provide the so-called fusion type of cuisine, which would be of interest to Bulgarians and travellers.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Not surprisingly, fusion cuisine continued to be popular, melding tastes from different cultures into one melting pot.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We'd like to get a cook who can do vegetarian Thai-Japanese fusion cuisine.’
      • ‘Flash aspires to be a hip joint and at night it becomes just that, but it's also striving to establish itself as a new place to tuck into some exceptional Western and fusion foods.’
      • ‘Doing fusion cuisine, the flavors are bolder, but clean; they match up with the complexity and richness of the beers.’
      • ‘Jason was trained in the art of French cooking but also loves making fusion foods like Thai and Italian.’
      • ‘The wide array of delectable cuisine will include fresh fruit juices, continental food, Indian tandoor items, fusion food of Thai-Chinese dishes, and a mammoth salad bar.’
      • ‘A self-taught cook, she slowly segued toward experimentation in fusion cuisine and opening her own restaurant in Memphis, Tenn.’
      • ‘Latin-Japanese fusion cuisine means great ceviches and beef maki rolls, as well as an inventive cocktail list.’
      • ‘The partnership behind it insists it is a serious effort at fusion food, born of 18 months of culinary and market testing, and backed by a hefty investment from a leading Edinburgh food company.’
      • ‘As a traditional European café, please note that you will not find any desi or fusion food, or even much European restaurant cuisine such as steaks or chicken fillets.’
      • ‘Offered to patrons during the chefs' two-week residency, the fusion cuisine was meant to highlight food as an agent of cultural exchange.’
      • ‘These modern and exciting things mean there are few areas of fusion cooking which haggis hasn't touched.’
      • ‘Instead you indulge in some expensive Thai fusion cuisine at a restaurant near Elite Towers that was recommended by your hotel driver.’
      • ‘The food is a mix of steaks, Mexican and other fusion cuisine.’
      • ‘People here are not dressed to the eyeballs trying to impress each other with their knowledge of fusion cuisine or New World wine; they're dining among old friends.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

fusion

/ˈfjuːʒ(ə)n/