Fusion is the process of combining two or more things together into one. If your favorite genres are Westerns and reality dating shows, maybe when you become a TV executive, you'll create a fusion of the two, where competing dates have shoot-outs in saloons.
The noun fusion comes from the Latin word fundere, meaning melt, so fusion is the act of melting things together. In science, fusion is the process of merging atoms together to create energy. Fusion is also used as an adjective. Fusion cuisine is the combination of at least two different ways of cooking. Fusion music is usually the combination of jazz and rock.
Primary Meanings of fusion
the act of fusing (or melting) together
a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
n a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken
a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun)
a thermonuclear reaction in the interior of stars
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(physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei