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Fusion

Fu´sion
n.1.The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.
2.The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion.
3.The union or blending together of things, as, melted together.
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.
Noun1.fusion - an occurrence that involves the production of a union
Synonyms: unification, merger
2.fusion - a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
3.fusion - the state of being combined into one body
Synonyms: coalition
4.fusion - the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
5.fusion - the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
Synonyms: optical fusion
6.fusion - 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
7.fusion - the act of fusing (or melting) together
1.FUSION - Software package supplied by Network Research Corporation claiming to connect various different configurations of LAN.
2.(programming)fusion - 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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