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FUSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fusion mean? 

FUSION (noun)
  The noun FUSION has 7 senses:

1. an occurrence that involves the production of a union
2. a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
3. the state of being combined into one body
4. the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
5. the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
6. correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
7. the act of fusing (or melting) together

  Familiarity information: FUSION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FUSION (noun)


Sense 1fusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An occurrence that involves the production of a union

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

unification; fusion; merger

Hypernyms ("fusion" is a kind of...):

union (the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts)


Sense 2fusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

nuclear fusion; nuclear fusion reaction; fusion

Hypernyms ("fusion" is a kind of...):

nuclear reaction ((physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fusion"):

cold fusion (nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken)

thermonuclear reaction (a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun))


Sense 3fusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being combined into one body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

coalition; fusion

Hypernyms ("fusion" is a kind of...):

unification; union (the state of being joined or united or linked)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fusion"):

alliance; confederation (the state of being allied or confederated)

federalisation; federalization (the state of being under federal control)


Sense 4fusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("fusion" is a kind of...):

linguistic process (a process involved in human language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fusion"):

syncretism (the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections))


Sense 5fusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

optical fusion; fusion

Hypernyms ("fusion" is a kind of...):

beholding; seeing; visual perception (perception by means of the eyes)


Sense 6fusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

spinal fusion; fusion

Hypernyms ("fusion" is a kind of...):

correction (treatment of a specific defect)


Sense 7fusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of fusing (or melting) together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("fusion" is a kind of...):

combination; combining; compounding (the act of combining things to form a new whole)


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