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fusion

[ fyoo-zhuhn ]
/ 藞fyu 蕭蓹n /
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noun
adjective
(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.
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Origin of fusion

First recorded in 1545鈥55; from Latin f奴si艒n- (stem of f奴si艒 ) 鈥渁 pouring out, melting鈥; see fuse2, -ion;def. 4 was first recorded in 1945鈥50

OTHER WORDS FROM fusion

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fusion

fission, fusion
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British Dictionary definitions for fusion

fusion
/ (藞fju藧蕭蓹n) /

noun

Word Origin for fusion

C16: from Latin f奴si艒 a pouring out, melting, casting, from fundere to pour out, found
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Scientific definitions for fusion

fusion
[ fy艒艒zh蓹n ]

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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