One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who strives for coalition between political parties or factions.
- ‘The fusionists of yesteryear made a pact with the devil of Big Government at the beginning of the cold war.’
- ‘In the 60's we had traditionalists, fusionists, libertarians, etc.’
- ‘Then the fusionist has a problem on his hands if his main case for fusionism is that the market fosters virtue.’
- ‘Shouldn't the fusionists have hailed and come to the support of these educational opposition movements?’
- ‘The fusionists began speaking out against overt White supremacy and anti-Semitism, and ostracized the John Birch Society for its paranoid-sounding conspiracy theories.’
- ‘What the libertarian has to offer, the fusionists maintain, is a good understanding of the meaning of freedom, of the dangers facing it, and especially of the connection between economic and other forms of freedom.’
- ‘To the extent libertarians deserted the GOP in 2006, they probably did so for precisely the same reason that a fusionist like me sat out 2006.’
- ‘Thus, the fusionists contend that, under current precedent, biotech patents, which often involve subject matter that is difficult to describe, are more susceptible to validity challenges.’
2A player or fan of music that is mixture of two modern styles.
- ‘Local fusionists 5 Line Legacy blend hardcore, hip hop, drum & bass, punk and reggae on their Switch EP, and finally, you want moody?’
- ‘Borrowings from ballet and modern dance were the logical next phase; they're now so prevalent in Spanish dance that an artist who integrates them well, such as Belen Maya, is often not readily thought of as a flamenco fusionist.’
- ‘Jacko may have ruled the pop music scene for a good portion of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, but jazz fusionists Metalwood recall a jazz scene from a similar time that was ruled by another Jaco - Pastorius, to be precise.’
- ‘Unfortunately, there are occasions when the group skirt dangerously close to the same easy-listening tar pits that have ensnared so many post-rock fusionists.’
- ‘No one had told him that you couldn't put rockers like the Pink Fairies' Paul Rudolph or Roxy's Paul Thompson in the same studio as out-and-out fusionists such as Percy Jones or avant-gardists like Holger Czukay.’
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