fuse, fusion

   To melt; two or more materials joining at a molecular level. "Fusion" may also refer to the combination or blending of other things, such as styles or subjects. An example of this in the classical orders is the composite order. Also see adsorption, adhesives, alloy, encaustic, fire, flux, Fluxus, glass, glaze, kiln, metal, pastiche, polymer clay, soldering, temperature, and welding.

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  • Fuse (banda) — Fuse fue una banda de rock de los Estados Unidos, formada en Rockford, Illinois, que estuvo activa entre finales de la década de los sesenta y principios de los setenta. Su principal interés radica en haber sido origen del grupo Cheap Trick y el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • fuse — fyüz vb, fused; fus·ing vt to cause to undergo fusion <fuse a joint> vi to undergo fusion * * * (fūz) 1. a bar, strip, or wire of easily fusible metal inserted for safety in an electric circuit; when the current increases beyond a safe …   Medical dictionary

  • Fusion — Fu sion, n. [L. fusio, fr. fundere, fusum to pour, melt: cf. F. fusion. See {Fuse}, v. t., aud cf, {Foison}.] 1. The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fusion splicing — is the act of joining two optical fibers end to end using heat. The goal is to fuse the two fibers together in such a way that light passing through the fibers is not scattered or reflected back by the splice, and so that the splice and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fuse — Fuse, v. i. 1. To be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat; to be melted; to melt. [1913 Webster] 2. To be blended, as if melted together. [1913 Webster] {Fusing point}, the degree of temperature at which a substance melts; the point of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fusion — ► NOUN 1) the process or result of fusing. 2) a reaction in which light atomic nuclei fuse to form a heavier nucleus, releasing much energy. 3) music that is a mixture of different styles, especially jazz and rock. DERIVATIVES fusionist noun.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Fusion power — The Sun is a natural fusion reactor. Fusion power is the power generated by nuclear fusion processes. In fusion reactions two light atomic nuclei fuse together to form a heavier nucleus (in contrast with fission power). In doing so they release a …   Wikipedia

  • Fusion mechanism — 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. [www.ncbiotech.org/biotech101/glossary.cfm]… …   Wikipedia

  • Fuse — NOTOC The word fuse has several meanings: * Fuse (electrical), a device used in electrical systems to protect against excessive current. * Fuse (hydraulic), a device used in hydraulic systems to protect against sudden loss of fluid pressure *… …   Wikipedia

  • fuse — {{11}}fuse (n.) combustible cord or tube for lighting an explosive device, also fuze, 1640s, from It. fuso spindle (so called because the originals were long, thin tubes filled with gunpowder), from L. fusus spindle, of uncertain origin.… …   Etymology dictionary


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