fusion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fusion the act of fusing (or melting) together
    • n fusion correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
    • n fusion the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
    • n fusion an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    • n fusion a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
    • n fusion the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
    • n fusion the state of being combined into one body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest man-made temperature 70 million degrees Celsius was generated at Princeton University in a fusion-power experiment.
    • Fusion The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.
    • Fusion The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion.
    • Fusion The union or blending together of things, as, melted together. "The universal fusion of races, languages, and customs . . . had produced a corresponding fusion of creeds."
    • Fusion (Biol) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fusion The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat, without the aid of a solvent: as, the fusion of ice or of metals.
    • n fusion The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat: as, metals in fusion.
    • n fusion Hence The act of uniting or blending together, or the state of being united or blended, as if through melting; complete union, as of previously diverse elements or individuals.
    • n fusion Specifically In politics, the coalition of two parties or factions.
    • n fusion Abundance; plenty; profusion: same as foison.
    • n fusion In modern psychology: A mode of intimate connection of elementary mental processes, such that the connected elements are difficult of analysis, and the resulting complex approximates the simplicity of impression characteristic of the element itself.
    • n fusion The product of this connection; the blend or fused complex. The term has gained currency from its use in C. Stumpf's “Tonpsychologie” (1883, 1890). It is used with varying shades of meaning by different authors, and has not as yet received final definition.
    • n fusion The perception set up by the concurrence of a number of simple tonal stimuli. See fusion, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fusion act of melting: the state of fluidity from heat: a close union of things, as if melted together
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Quotations

  • Israel Zangwill
    Israel Zangwill
    “No... the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you -- he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fusio, fr. fundere, fusum, to pour, melt: cf. F. fusion,. See Fuse (v. t.), aud cf, Foison
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fundĕre, fusum, to melt.

Usage

In literature:

A sort of subtle fusion must accompany.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
A few decades, a few centuries, and there is fusion between oppressor and oppressed.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
There's talk of fusion-bombing Dara.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
It is not seeing, but meeting and fusion with awareness.
"The Golden Fountain" by Lilian Staveley
There is a lack of homogeneity, a want of fusion, an obvious need of some mixing process.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But we must make the distinction of natures our starting-point, or fusion will take place.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
They are a perfect fusion of logic and imagination.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
The union of two souls, and, what is possibly more romantic, the fusion of two dowries.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nor had he tried to steal any of the fusion materials; the heavy isotopes of hydrogen or any of the lithium isotopes.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Their fault is that this fusion has failed to become actual.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
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In poetry:

My wild words
slip into fusion
& risk losing
the solid ground
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
What is fame for him, and glory,
Name, position in the world,
When the sudden breath of fusion
Blends his words into the Word?
"Humble home. But rum, and charcoal..." by Boris Pasternak
Some infinitely inner fusion,
As Wave with Water; Flame with Fire,--
Let me dream once the dear delusion
That I am You, Oh, Heart's Desire!
"Adoration" by Laurence Hope
"Oh, for the life of the bright hued things
Whose marriage and death are one,
A floating fusion on golden wings.
Alit with passion and sun!
"Two Songs" by Laurence Hope
Let not the skies, like brass in fusion, glow,
Nor th' earth, with heat, as hard as iron grow,
Let not our pastures and our meads of hay,
For our supine neglect of Thee, decay!
"The Farmer's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
Structures of steel welded, subtily tempered,
Marvelous wrought of the wizards of ore,
Torn into octaves discordantly clashing,
Chords never final but onward progressing
In monstrous fusion of sound ever smiting on sound in mad vortices whirling…
"The Song Of Iron" by Lola Ridge

In news:

You get Pure, the chic new Japanese fusion restaurant that fits perfectly between its two neighbors at the Scottsdale Civic Center.
Photograph by Carlie Statsky Asian Fusion: Malabar and Asian Rose come together.
Formed by the Wilson Brothers, Lou, Ric "Doc" and Carlos, the group has been delighting audiences the world over for more than three decades with their combination of funk, rock, Latin, r&b and jazz fusion.
In those days, fine-dining establishments could charge what they wanted for whatever fussed-up fusion cuisine they felt like serving.
Medellin Colombian Fusion, 4631 N State Road 7, Coconut Creek.
The Mesmerizing Dance-Gymnastics-Music-Art of Quixotic Fusion.
The result was this double album of jazz-rock fusion.
Not designers at Ford Motor Co. Whose 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is arguably the prettiest hybrid car in the US market.
They have redesigned the 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, wowing critics with swooping lines that move the nameplates upscale.
Anyone seeking a definition of "jazz fusion" needs to look no further than Return To Forever.
The sun is a large source of neutrinos — they're produced in the same fusion reactions that create photons— but detectors on Earth consistently capture far fewer solar neutrinos than the best theory of solar physics would predict.
In Hot Pursuit of Fusion (or Folly).
New Specification for Equal Outlet Pipe Tees Fabricated by Heat Fusion Joining Polyethylene Pressure Pipe Segments of Nominal Pipe Sizes (NPS) 2-inch to 65-inch (63mm to 1651mm).
New Specification for Polyethylene Reducing Tee Massive Base Branch Saddles (MBBS) for Outlet Diameters in Nominal Pipe Sizes 2-inch to 36-inch, for Sidewall Heat-Fusion to Polyethylene Pipe Mains.
Solana Beach's Fusion Academy and Learning Center has been working to make education personal for 20 years.
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In science:

Their detection shows directly that the source of the energy that the sun radiates is the fusion of hydrogen nuclei in the solar interior.
How the sun shines
The net result of this chain is the fusion of four protons into a single ordinary helium nucleus (4He) with energy being released to the star in accordance with Einstein’s equation.
How the sun shines
We now use a specific type of conformal blocks, the three-point blocks on CP1 , to define the structure of a fusion ring .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Alternatively, they can be characterized by the property that the fusion product with any element Φλ of B contains just a single element, which we denote by ΦJ λ : ΦJ ⋆ Φλ = ΦJ λ .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
The two extensions must have the property that the two fusion rings are isomorphic, and more specifically, that there is an isomorphism ω such that for each λ the difference between the conformal weights of (λ, L) and ω (λ, L) is integral.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
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