Definition of fusion in English:

fusion

noun

  • 1The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.

    ‘a fusion of an idea from anthropology and an idea from psychology’
    ‘malformation or fusion of the three bones in the middle ear’
    • ‘The poet restores conductivity to words through new short-circuits, which arise out of their fusions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As doo wop did earlier, there seems to be a sustained interest in continuing mergers and fusions today.’
    • ‘But it was so colorful, so riotous, so hilarious a solidarity that its ostentatious fusions established a special art form.’
    • ‘Such definitions can be applied in the context either of trees or of more extensively connected graphs, which are necessary to represent evolutionary 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.’
    • ‘Swedish companies underwent fusions and shifted sections of their business abroad to countries with lower labour costs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All fusions were verified by DNA sequence analysis.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The anti-mergers saw the fusions as anti-democratic since they were never consulted, and were scared to lose their communities and local services.’
    • ‘Here, fissions and fusions are included as a special case of translocations in which one of the input or output chromosomes is empty.’
    • ‘Four independent fusions were made for each species.’
    • ‘While still almost exclusively spastic, fusions and plain incorrect meters are not so wholly abused.’
    • ‘The spiritual commons has never been more diverse or capacious, more open to new fusions of faith and belief.’
    blend, blending, combination, amalgamation, joining, bonding, binding, merging, melding, mingling, integration, intermixture, intermingling, synthesis
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    1. 1.1Physics
      short for nuclear fusion
      • ‘Cold fusion is an attempt to get fusion to occur under less extreme conditions, possibly as a result of chemical reactions.’
      • ‘The most easily attained fusion reaction involves fusing nuclei of the two isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium and tritium, to make nuclei of helium.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Achieving the aim of making fusion a viable energy source will require a sustained long-term research effort.’
      • ‘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.’
    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 fiber in the molding process’
      • ‘Even plastic is often recycled - so-called ‘plastic mechanics’ visit people's houses to repair broken plastics by the simple process of heat fusion.’
      • ‘The fusion of silica, heat and glaze transforms the once implacable grey matter into an object d' art.’
      • ‘‘The fusion of these materials introduces another dimension,’ she said.’
      • ‘Other techniques involve the high temperature fusion of powdered inorganic reagent and the rock.’
      • ‘The enthalpy change which occurs when a solid is melted is called the heat of fusion.’
      melting, smelting, dissolving, dissolution, liquefaction
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    3. 1.3 Music that is a mixture of different styles, especially jazz and rock.
      • ‘It would lead him to go on to challenge and re-define jazz and fusion music, widening its appeal to a mass audience.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘By the album's last few tracks, the fills outweigh the backbeats to the point where he's pushing fusion jazz territory.’
      • ‘His book does not deal with the offshoots of bebop, such as cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, free jazz and fusion.’
      • ‘Their peculiar sound could be described as eerie and rocky or jazz fusion meets metal.’
      • ‘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 spotlight is focused on jazz or Afro-Cuban fusion or Celtic dance music or rai.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Yes, Scofield is back where he is happiest, playing jazz-rock fusion with a tight band.’
      • ‘The music is generally high-standard, and like the club's decor, is very eclectic, offering everything from blues to fusion to free jazz.’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Jazz fusion is one of those forms whose entertainment value increases in relation to the listener's level of expertise.’
      • ‘There are many adjectives routinely used to describe jazz fusion, but ‘restrained’ isn't one of them.’
      • ‘She's diversified into pop, country, rhythm, jazz, and rock and fusion styles.’

adjective

  • Referring to food or cooking that incorporates elements of diverse cuisines.

    ‘their fusion fare includes a sushi-like roll of gingery rice and eel wrapped in marinated Greek grape leaves’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

fusion

/ˈfjuʒən//ˈfyo͞oZHən/