An example of fusion is creating a dinner that combines Indian and Japanese elements.
- a fusing or melting together
- the union of different things by or as if by melting; blending; coalition: a fusion of political parties
- the state or fact of being so united
- anything made by fusing
- nuclear fusion
- in some languages, the use of morphemes that combine different semantic categories (Ex.: in Latin am?, “I love,” -? indicates simultaneously first person subject, singular subject, and present tense)
- a joining of morphemes with a marked adjustment of sounds at the point of juncture
- ⌂ a style of popular music originating in the 1970s that blends improvisational elements of jazz with the rhythms, harmonic structure, and bass lines of rock or funk, sometimes adding elements from other musical styles, and usually emphasizing the use of electronic keyboard instruments, electronic modifications in recordings, etc.
- a style of cooking that combines techniques, ingredients, etc. of more than one regional or national cuisine: also fusion cuisine
Origin of fusionClassical Latin fusio
- The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
- The liquid or melted state induced by heat.
- a. The merging of different elements into a union: the fusion of copper and zinc to form brass; the difficult fusion of conflicting political factions.b. A union resulting from fusing: A fusion of religion and politics emerged.
- Physics A nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
- Music that blends jazz elements and the heavy repetitive rhythms of rock. Also called jazz-fusion, jazz-rock.
- A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from very different cultures or countries.
Origin of fusionLatin f&umacron;si&omacron;, f&umacron;si&omacron;n-, from f&umacron;sus, past participle of fundere, to melt; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural fusions)
- The merging of similar or different elements into a union
- (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy
- (music) a style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz
- A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures
- The act of melting or liquifying something by heating it
- (nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine): fission
1555, from Middle French fusion, from Latin fusionem (the accusative of fusio), from fusus, past participle of fundere (“pour, melt”) (see also found).