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Meaning of FUSION

Pronunciation:  'fyoozhun

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

FUSION is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: coalition, merger, nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction, optical fusion, spinal fusion, unification
 See Also: alliance, beholding, cold fusion, combination, combining, compounding, confederation, correction, federalisation, federalization, linguistic process, nuclear reaction, seeing, syncretism, thermonuclear reaction, unification, union, union, visual perception



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fu"sion\, n. [L. fusio, fr. fundere, fusum to pour,
melt: cf. F. fusion. See {Fuse}, v. t., aud cf, {Foison}.]
1. The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by
   heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of

2. The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of
   fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in

3. The union or blending together of things, as, melted

         The universal fusion of races, languages, and
         customs . . . had produced a corresponding fusion of
         creeds.                               --C. Kingsley.

{Watery fusion} (Chem.) the melting of certain crystals by
   heat in their own water of crystallization.

4. (Biol.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts
   or tissues.

Computing Dictionary
  1. Software package supplied by Network Research Corporation claiming to connect various different configurations of LAN.

  2. A program transformation where a composition of two functions is replaced by in-lining them and combining their bodies. E.g.

            f x = g (h x)        ==>        f x = g (2 * x)
            g x = x + 1                f x = 2 * x + 1
            h x = 2 * x

    This has the beneficial effect of reducing the number of function calls. It can be especially useful where the intermediate result is a large data structure which can be eliminated.

    See also vertical loop combination.

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