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 for fusion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of
        fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in
        fusion.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The union or blending together of things, as, melted
        together.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The universal fusion of races, languages, and
              customs . . .
              had produced a corresponding fusion of creeds. --C.
                                                    Kingsley.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Watery fusion (Chem.) the melting of certain crystals by
        heat in their own water of crystallization.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Biol.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts
        or tissues.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fusion
      n 1: an occurrence that involves the production of a union [syn:
           fusion, merger, unification]
      2: the state of being combined into one body [syn: coalition,
         fusion]
      3: the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
      4: a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more
         massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy [syn:
         fusion, nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction]
      5: the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single
         visual percept [syn: fusion, optical fusion]
      6: correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or
         more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by
         traction or immobilization [syn: fusion, spinal fusion]
      7: the act of fusing (or melting) together

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "fusion":
     Anschluss, addition, admixture, affiliation, agglomeration,
     aggregation, agreement, alignment, alliance, alloy, alloyage,
     amalgam, amalgamation, assimilation, association, blend, blending,
     cabal, cahoots, cartel, centralization, coadunation, coalescence,
     coalition, colleagueship, collegialism, collegiality, colliquation,
     combination, combine, combo, comminglement, commingling,
     commixture, composition, compound, comradeship, confederacy,
     confederation, confraternity, congeries, conglomeration,
     conjugation, conjunction, consolidation, conspiracy, copartnership,
     copartnery, decoagulation, deliquescence, deliquium, dissolution,
     dissolving, eclecticism, ecumenism, embodiment, encompassment,
     enosis, federalization, federation, fellowship, fluidification,
     fluidization, fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization,
     freemasonry, fusibility, fusing, hookup, identification, identity,
     immixture, inclusion, incorporation, individuality, indivisibility,
     intactness, integrality, integration, integrity, interfusion,
     interlarding, interlardment, interminglement, intermingling,
     intermixture, inviolability, irreducibility, junction, junta,
     leaching, league, liquation, liquefaction, liquescence,
     liquescency, lixiviation, marriage, meld, melding, melting, merger,
     mingling, mixing, mixture, oneness, organic unity, package,
     package deal, particularity, partnership, percolation, pluralism,
     purity, running, selfsameness, simplicity, singleness, singularity,
     sodality, solidarity, solidification, solidity, solubilization,
     solution, sorority, syncretism, syndication, syneresis, synthesis,
     thaw, thawing, thermonuclear fusion, thermonuclear reaction,
     thermoplasticity, tie-in, tie-up, unclotting, undividedness,
     unification, uniformity, union, uniqueness, unity, univocity,
     wedding, wholeness
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  FUSION
  
     Software package supplied by Network Research Corporation
     claiming to connect various different configurations of LAN.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  fusion
  vertical loop combination
  
      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.
  
     (1994-12-05)
  

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