Fusion

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

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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)

    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)

    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)