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Definition of "fusion" []

  • The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat. (noun)
  • The liquid or melted state induced by heat. (noun)
  • The merging of different elements into a union: the fusion of copper and zinc to form brass; the difficult fusion of conflicting political factions. (noun)
  • A union resulting from fusing: A fusion of religion and politics emerged. (noun)
  • Physics A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fusion" in a sentence
  • "A word like goodness illustrates “agglutination, ” books “regular fusion, ” depth “irregular fusion, ” geese “symbolic fusion” or “symbolism."
  • "In all these cases, even in the most successful grafts, the amount of adhesion is very slight; the union in no degree warrants the term fusion, it is little but simple contact of similar tissues, while new growing matter is formed all round the cut surfaces, so that the latter become gradually imbedded in the newly formed matter."
  • "I don't even try for the right word anymore. laughs Somehow the word "fusion" keeps coming back around, but to me, that was something that is reminiscent of the '70s when jazz music moved up to a bigger venue and started using more electrical instruments, and rock 'n' roll devices."