fusion

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See also: Fusion and fusión

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1555, from Middle French fusion, from Latin fūsiōnem (the accusative of fūsiō), from fusus, past participle of fundō (I pour, I melt) (see also found). Doublet of foison.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfjuː.ʒən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun[edit]

fusion (countable and uncountable, plural fusions)

  1. The act of merging separate elements, or the result thereof.
    1. (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy.
    2. (music) A style of music that blends disparate genres; especially different types of jazz and reggae.
    3. A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures
    4. The act of melting or liquefying something by heating it.
      • a. 1728 (date written), Isaac Newton, “[The Third Book of Opticks.] [Qu[estion] 25. Are there not other original Properties of the Rays of Light, besides those already described?]”, in Opticks: Or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light. [], 4th edition, London: [] William Innys [], published 1730, OCLC 1118497469, page 329:
        This Cryſtal is a pellucid fiſſile Stone, clear as Water or Cryſtal of the Rock, and without Colour; enduring a red Heat without loſing its tranſparency, and in a very ſtrong Heat calcining without Fuſion.
      • 1855, James David Forbes, “On Glaciers In General”, in Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers[1], published 1859, page 239:
        From a vault in the green-blue ice, more or less perfectly formed each summer, the torrent issues, which represents the natural drainage of the valley, derived partly from land-springs, partly from fusion of the ice.
      • 1951, Peter L. Paull & Frederick Burton Sellers, Method of Reducing Metal Oxides[2], US Patent 2740706:
        The upper limit of temperature is determined by the point at which fusion of the ore takes place, or often, for practical purposes, the temperature at which the ore softens and agglomerates.
      • 2002, Philippe Rousset, “Modeling Crystallization Kinetics of Triacylglycerols”, in Alejandro G. Marangoni & Suresh Narine, editors, Physical Properties of Lipids[3], →ISBN:
        Below the temperature of fusion of the solid phase, the growth rate of the solid/ liquid interface at low undercooling is affected mainly by undercooling.
    5. (genetics) The result of the hybridation of two genes which originally coded for separate proteins.
    6. (cytology) The process by which two distinct lipid bilayers merge their hydrophobic core, resulting in one interconnected structure.
    7. (fiction) The act of two characters merging into one, typically more powerful, being; or the merged being itself.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine): fission

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Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

fusion (third-person singular simple present fusions, present participle fusioning, simple past and past participle fusioned)

  1. (nonstandard) to combine; to fuse

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fusion, from Old French fusion, a borrowing from Latin fūsiō, fūsiōnem. Doublet of foison.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fusion f (plural fusions)

  1. (physics, chemistry) fusion (act of melting or liquefying something by heating it)
  2. (figuratively) mix; mixture
  3. (nuclear physics) fusion
    Antonym: fission

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: füzyon

Further reading[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fūsiō, fūsiōnem.

Noun[edit]

fusion f (plural fusions)

  1. fusion (act of melting or liquefying something by heating it)

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English fusion, from Middle French fusion, from Latin fūsiōnem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfju.ʐɨn/
  • Rhymes: -uʐɨn
  • Syllabification: fu‧sion

Noun[edit]

fusion n (indeclinable)

  1. jazz fusion
    Synonym: jazz-rock
  2. fusion cuisine

Further reading[edit]

  • fusion in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • fusion in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fusiō, fusiōnem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fusion c

  1. (physics) nuclear fusion
  2. The process whereby two companies merge to become one.

Declension[edit]

Declension of fusion 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fusion fusionen fusioner fusionerna
Genitive fusions fusionens fusioners fusionernas

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