AskDefine | Define fusion

Dictionary Definition



1 an occurrence that involves the production of a union [syn: merger, unification]
2 a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy [syn: nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction]
3 the state of being combined into one body [syn: coalition]
4 the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
5 the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept [syn: optical fusion]
6 correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization [syn: spinal fusion]
7 the act of fusing (or melting) together

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The act of melting or to liquify something by heating it
  2. The merging of similar or different elements into a union
  3. A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy
  4. Music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz
  5. A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures

Related terms


act of melting something by heating it
merging of elements into a union
nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine
type of music
style of cooking

Extensive Definition

Fusion can refer to combining two or more distinct things:


Computers and Software


Politics and organisations



See also

fusion in Catalan: Fusió
fusion in Danish: Fusion (flertydig)
fusion in German: Fusion
fusion in Spanish: Fusión
fusion in Basque: Fusio
fusion in French: Fusion
fusion in Italian: Fusione
fusion in Hebrew: פיוז'ן
fusion in Hungarian: Fúzió
fusion in Dutch: Fusion
fusion in Japanese: フュージョン
fusion in Norwegian: Fusjon
fusion in Polish: Fusion
fusion in Portuguese: Fusion
fusion in Simple English: Fusion
fusion in Slovak: Fúzia
fusion in Serbian: Фузија
fusion in Finnish: Fuusio
fusion in Swedish: Fusion (olika betydelser)
fusion in Thai: ฟิวชัน

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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