Fusion (also called synthesis) is the process of combining two or more distinct entities into a new whole. More specifically, it can refer to:
- Fusion (phonetics), the merger of phonological features of two speech segments into one feature
- Fusion cuisine, the combination of elements of various culinary traditions
- Fusion power, power generation using controlled nuclear fusion reactions
- Heat fusion, a welding process for joining two pieces of a thermoplastic material
- Image fusion, the process of combining relevant information from two or more images into a single image.
- Information fusion, the merging of information from disparate sources
- Melting (or fusion), the physics process of a substance undergoing a phase transition from a solid into a liquid
- Nuclear fusion, the process by which multiple atomic nuclei join together to form a heavier nucleus
Other articles related to "fusion":
... Membrane fusion is a key biophysical process that is essential for the functioning of life itself ... 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 ...
... 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 ... The term cell fusion mechanism refers to the receptors required for cells to fuse, whereas the term cell fusion refers to the action of formation of the new cell ...
... Cleveland Fusion, a women's American football team in the NWFA Miami Fusion, a professional soccer (football) club located in Fort Lauderdale ...
... In the mid-1980s, 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 ...
... North Korea had successfully carried out a nuclear fusion reaction ... "safe and environment-friendly new energy", and made no mention of plans to use fusion technology in its nuclear weapons program ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word fusion:
“No ... the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell youhe will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman.”
—Israel Zangwill (18641926)
“Sadism and masochism, in Freuds 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)
“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 (19001980)