What is fusion?

  • (noun): A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
    Synonyms: nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction
    See also — Additional definitions below


Fusion (also called synthesis) is the process of combining two or more distinct entities into a new whole. More specifically, it can refer to:

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Nuclear Energy In North Korea - History - Nuclear Fusion Claims
... that North Korea had successfully carried out a nuclear fusion reaction ... and made no mention of plans to use fusion technology in its nuclear weapons program ... The claim was greeted with skepticism, as sustainable fusion power has yet to be achieved by any other country, despite ongoing efforts such as the international ITER project ...
Data Fusion - The JDL/DFIG Model
... the Joint Directors of Laboratories formed the Data Fusion Subpanel (which later became known as the Data Fusion Group) ... With the advent of the World Wide Web, data fusion thus included data, sensor, and information fusion ... The JDL/DFG introduced a model of data fusion that divided the various processes ...
Interbilayer Forces In Membrane Fusion
... Membrane fusion is a key biophysical process that is essential for the functioning of life itself ... made of an outer coat made of lipid bilayers which then cause fusion to take place in events such as fertilization, embryogenesis and even infections by various types of bacteria and viruses ... From an evolutionary angle, fusion is an extremely controlled phenomenon ...
Fusion Mechanism
... The fusion mechanism is the mechanism by which cell fusion takes place ... Cell fusion is the formation of a hybrid cell from two different cells of different species ... These include changes in morphology, formation of vacuoles and fusion of cells to form syncytia ...
Fusion - Sports
... Cleveland Fusion, a women's American football team in the NWFA Miami Fusion, a professional soccer (football) club located in Fort Lauderdale ...

More definitions of "fusion":

  • (noun): The merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words.
  • (noun): The combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept.
    Synonyms: optical fusion
  • (noun): Correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization.
    Synonyms: spinal fusion
  • (noun): An occurrence that involves the production of a union.
    Synonyms: merger, unification
  • (noun): The state of being combined into one body.
    Synonyms: coalition
  • (noun): The act of fusing (or melting) together.

Famous quotes containing the word fusion:

    Sadism and masochism, in Freud’s final formulation, are fusions of Eros and the destructive instincts. Sadism represents a fusion of the erotic instincts and the destructive instincts directed outwards, in which the destructiveness has the character of aggressiveness. Masochism represents the fusion of the erotic instincts and the destructive instincts turned against oneself, the aim of the latter being self-destruction.
    Patrick Mullahy (b. 1912)

    No ... the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you—he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman.
    Israel Zangwill (1864–1926)

    The sadistic person is as dependent on the submissive person as the latter is on the former; neither can live without the other. The difference is only that the sadistic person commands, exploits, hurts, humiliates, and that the masochistic person is commanded, exploited, hurt, humiliated. This is a considerable difference in a realistic sense; in a deeper emotional sense, the difference is not so great as that which they both have in common: fusion without integrity.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)