fusion vs unification what difference

what is difference between fusion and unification

English

Etymology

1555, from Middle French fusion, from Latin fūsiōnem (the accusative of fūsiō), from fusus, past participle of fundō (I pour, I melt) (see also found). Doublet of foison.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfjuː.ʒən/
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun

fusion (countable and uncountable, plural fusions)

  1. The act of merging separate elements, or the result thereof.
    1. (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy.
    2. (music) A style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz.
    3. A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures
    4. The act of melting or liquefying something by heating it.
    5. (genetics) The result of the hybridation of two genes which originally coded for separate proteins.
    6. (cytology) The process by which two distinct lipid bilayers merge their hydrophobic core, resulting in one interconnected structure.
    7. (fiction) The act of two characters merging into one, typically more powerful, being; or the merged being itself.

Antonyms

  • (nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine): fission

Derived terms

  • fusion reactor
  • fusion torch
  • reggae fusion
  • jazz fusion
  • nuclear fusion

Related terms

  • fuse

Translations

Verb

fusion (third-person singular simple present fusions, present participle fusioning, simple past and past participle fusioned)

  1. (nonstandard) to combine; to fuse

French

Etymology

From Middle French fusion, from Old French fusion, a borrowing from Latin fūsiō, fūsiōnem. Doublet of foison.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fy.zjɔ̃/

Noun

fusion f (plural fusions)

  1. (physics, chemistry) fusion (act of melting or liquefying something by heating it)
  2. (figuratively) mix; mixture
  3. (nuclear physics) fusion
    Antonym: fission

Derived terms

  • en fusion
  • point de fusion

Further reading

  • “fusion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fūsiō, fūsiōnem.

Noun

fusion f (plural fusions)

  1. fusion (act of melting or liquefying something by heating it)

Descendants

  • English: fusion
  • French: fusion

Swedish

Etymology

From Latin fusiō, fusiōnem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɵˈɧuːn/

Noun

fusion c

  1. (physics) nuclear fusion
  2. The process whereby two companies merge to become one.

Declension

See also

  • fission

References

  • fusion in Svensk ordbok (SO)


English

Etymology

Either from unify +‎ -ification or from French unification

Noun

unification (countable and uncountable, plural unifications)

  1. The act of unifying.
  2. The state of being unified.
  3. (mathematical logic, computer science) Given two terms, their join with respect to a specialisation order.
    • 5.7.T ( Unification theorem ) For any two terms or formulas
      without quantifiers X and Y, the following holds.
      (i) The unification algorithm UNIF1, applied to X, Y,
      terminates after a finite number of steps.
      (ii) {X, Y} is unifiable iff UNIF1 so indicates upon ter-
      mination. Moreover, the substitution σ then available as out-
      put is a most general unifier of {X, Y}.

Antonyms

  • division

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • reunification

Further reading

  • unification in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

French

Etymology

unifier +‎ -ification

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /y.ni.fi.ka.sjɔ̃/

Noun

unification f (plural unifications)

  1. unification

Further reading

  • “unification” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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