binocular fusion

noun Ophthalmology.

Definition for binocular-fusion (2 of 2)


[ fyoo-zhuh n ]
/ ˈfyu ʒən /



(of food or cooking) combining usually widely differing ethnic or regional ingredients, styles, or techniques: a restaurant serving French-Thai fusion cuisine; a fusion menu.

Origin of fusion

1545–55: < Latin fūsiōn- (stem of fūsiō) a pouring out, melting. See fuse2, -ion

Related forms

fu·sion·al, adjectivenon·fu·sion, noun

Can be confused

fission fusion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for binocular-fusion


/ (ˈfjuːʒən) /


Word Origin for fusion

C16: from Latin fūsiō a pouring out, melting, casting, from fundere to pour out, found ³
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Medicine definitions for binocular-fusion


[ fyōōzhən ]


The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
The merging of different elements into a union, as of vertebrae.
The mechanism by which both eyes blend slightly different images from each eye into a single image.
The growing together of two or more teeth as a result of the abnormal union of their formative organs.
A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
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Science definitions for binocular-fusion


[ fyōōzhən ]

The joining together of atomic nuclei, especially hydrogen or other light nuclei, to form a heavier nucleus, especially a helium nucleus. Fusion occurs when plasmas are heated to extremely high temperatures, forcing the nuclei to collide at great speed. The resulting unstable nucleus emits one or more neutrons at very high speeds, releasing more energy than was required to fuse the nuclei, thereby making chain-reactions possible, since the reaction is exothermic. Fusion reactions are the source of the energy in the Sun and in other stars, and in hydrogen bombs. See also fission.
A mixture or blend formed by fusing two or more things.
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