nuclear fusion

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Origin of nuclear fusion

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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nuclear fusion

  1. a reaction in which two nuclei combine to form a nucleus with the release of energySometimes shortened to: fusion Compare nuclear fission See also thermonuclear reaction
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