fusion fusion  /ˈfju ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an occurrence that involves the production of a union
  2. (n) the state of being combined into one body
  3. (n) the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
  4. (n) a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
  5. (n) the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
  6. (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
  7. (n) the act of fusing (or melting) together

Usage(s):

  1. Producing energy through nuclear fusion is easy enough to do--provided you have a reactor that can generate temperatures hotter than the sun's.
  2. During a Roman heat wave, Italy's Socialists sweated out fusion in the imposing Aula Magna of the Collegio Romano.
  3. The white whale of energy, scientists have been hyping the potential of nuclear fusion since, oh, the first hydrogen bomb was dropped over the Marshall Islands in 1952.

News

  1. Local Soccer Notebook: Fusion to host Mexican champion Puebla FC on July 9

    The Ventura County Fusion has announced that it will host two-time Liga MX champion Puebla FC on July 9 at the Ventura College Sportsplex. Local soccer notes ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  2. X-Fusion O2 RCX shock review

    X-Fusion have made massive advances with their forks in the last couple of years, and subtle changes to their shocks have now put them right up with the established leaders. Structurally, the O2 RCX hasn’t changed since we last reviewed it , but the detailing of the latest shocks makes a huge difference.  The shock is impressively smooth and supple straight away; previous models took several ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

  3. Fusion Blue wins 5-1

    News-Times/Steve Moseley - Fusion Blue’s Emily Dickey scores against the Cross County Cyclones Tuesday night. Covering the plate is pitcher Emily Larson.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: York News-Times

Quotes

  1. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said: "The addition of BEA products and technology will significantly enhance and extend Oracle's Fusion middleware software suite."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Larry Ellison Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "We could get into the argument about where the Ford Fusion is built; every one of them are built in Mexico," Jarrett said. "The Monte Carlos are built in Canada. So we could go through all that stuff and see who is right and who is wrong....
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Dale Jarrett Source: SI.com

  3. "With the revolutionary technological advances being made by Fusion-io, the company is in the right place at the right time with the right technology and ready to direct the history of technology into the 21st century and beyond," said Wozniak....
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Steve Wozniak Source: InformationWeek

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