|n.||1.||The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; |
|2.||The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; |
|3.||The union or blending together of things, |
The universal fusion of races, languages, and customs . . .
had produced a corresponding fusion of creeds.
|4.||(Biol.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.|
|Noun||1.||fusion - an occurrence that involves the production of a union|
|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|
|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.