1. [ noun ] an occurrence that involves the production of a union
Synonyms: unification merger
Related terms: union blend unite
2. [ noun ] (medicine,surgery) 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
Related terms: correction
3. [ noun ] (psychology) the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
Synonyms: optical_fusion
Related terms: visual_perception
4. [ noun ] (linguistics) the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
Related terms: linguistic_process syncretism
5. [ noun ] (physics,nuclear physics) a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
Synonyms: nuclear_fusion_reaction nuclear_fusion
Related terms: nuclear_reaction cold_fusion thermonuclear_reaction
6. [ noun ] the state of being combined into one body
Synonyms: coalition
Related terms: union alliance federalization blend
7. [ noun ] the act of fusing (or melting) together
Related terms: combination combination fuse
Similar spelling:   Fuson