fission vs fusion

fission fusion


  • 1) The process whereby one item splits to become two.
  • 2) biology The process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells.
  • 3) physics The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles; nuclear fission
  • 4) Biology An asexual reproductive process in which a unicellular organism divides into two or more independently maturing daughter cells.
  • 5) The act or process of splitting into parts.
  • 6) A nuclear reaction in which an atomic nucleus, especially a heavy nucleus, such as an isotope of uranium, splits into fragments, usually two fragments of comparable but unequal mass, and releases a few neutrons and about 100 million electron volts of energy. Nuclear fission may occur spontaneously or may be induced by the absorption of a neutron, which can initiate a nuclear chain reaction.
  • 7) (Physics) The act or process of disintegration of an atomic nucleus into two or more smaller pieces; called also nuclear fission. The process may be spontaneous or induced by capture of neutrons or other smaller nuclei, and usually proceeds with evolution of energy.
  • 8) (Biol.) A method of asexual reproduction among the lowest (unicellular) organisms by means of a process of self-division, consisting of gradual division or cleavage of the into two parts, each of which then becomes a separate and independent organisms; as when a cell in an animal or plant, or its germ, undergoes a spontaneous division, and the parts again subdivide. See Segmentation, and Cell division, under Division.
  • 9) A cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.
  • 10) (Zoöl.) A process by which certain coral polyps, echinoderms, annelids, etc., spontaneously subdivide, each individual thus forming two or more new ones. See Strobilation.
  • 11) reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
  • 12) The act of cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.
  • 13) In biology, the automatic division of a cell or an independent organism into new cells or organisms; especially, such division as a process of multiplication or reproduction. Also fissuration. See cut under Paramecium.
  • 14) intransitive To undergo fission.
  • 15) To cause to undergo fission.
  • 16) To undergo fission.
  • 17) To cause (an atom) to undergo fission.


  • 1) The merging of similar or different elements into a union
  • 2) music a style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz
  • 3) The act of melting or liquifying something by heating it
  • 4) A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures
  • 5) physics A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy
  • 6) The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
  • 7) Physics A nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
  • 8) The liquid or melted state induced by heat.
  • 9) The merging of different elements into a union.
  • 10) A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from very different cultures or countries.
  • 11) A union resulting from fusing.
  • 12) Music that blends jazz elements and the heavy repetitive rhythms of rock.
  • 13) The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together.
  • 14) (Biol.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.
  • 15) The union or blending together of things, .
  • 16) (Chem.) the melting of certain crystals by heat in their own water of crystallization.
  • 17) The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat.
  • 18) correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
  • 19) the state of being combined into one body
  • 20) the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
  • 21) the act of fusing (or melting) together
  • 22) the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
  • 23) The product of this connection; the blend or fused complex.
  • 24) Hence The act of uniting or blending together, or the state of being united or blended, as if through melting; complete union, as of previously diverse elements or individuals.
  • 25) Specifically In politics, the coalition of two parties or factions.
  • 26) The perception set up by the concurrence of a number of simple tonal stimuli. See fusion, 6.
  • 27) The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat: as, metals in fusion.
  • 28) In modern psychology: A mode of intimate connection of elementary mental processes, such that the connected elements are difficult of analysis, and the resulting complex approximates the simplicity of impression characteristic of the element itself.
  • 29) The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat, without the aid of a solvent: as, the fusion of ice or of metals.
  • 30) Abundance; plenty; profusion: same as foison.


  • 1) It proved to be to his customary slap what nuclear fission is to gunpowder.
  • 2) You guaranteed me the fission detonation would be absolutely clean.
  • 3) ‘We hope that further experimental studies will reveal fission and fusion promotion processes in real systems.’
  • 4) ‘Several of these new departments have been reorganised on a number of occasions to accommodate shifting trends in policy, through what might be referred to as a process of fission and fusion.’
  • 5) ‘In the current wave, processes of fission and disintegration predominate.’
  • 6) ‘There are many great ideas for both fission and fusion.’
  • 7) ‘The ecclesiastical fission has led to some tiny island villages being split religiously among as many as five different bodies.’
  • 8) ‘They also suggest that the area's history of fusion and fission present a microcosm of the ethnic and political tensions of the Nigerian nation since independence.’
  • 9) ‘During fission, a nucleus splits into two nuclei of less mass with greater stability.’
  • 10) ‘This process of fission may then spread beyond the borders of the state itself, as refugee populations flee across the border, and as insurgent groups use frontier zones for their base camps.’
  • 11) ‘The fission process itself provides a mechanism for creating a so-called ‘chain reaction.’’
  • 12) ‘As already noted in the context of the collapse of communism, this challenge to the map has taken the form both of fission and fusion.’
  • 13) ‘In either case, she is no longer with him, another fission in this song of mournful departures.’
  • 14) ‘Because tribes are so segmental and undifferentiated, their constituent parts - e.g., families, lineages, clans - tend to oscillate between fusion and fission.’
  • 15) ‘The history of human beings is not one of separate and permanent cultures, but one of continual migration, amalgamation, fission and disintegration.’
  • 16) ‘The bigger religions all experienced fissions serious enough to redivide the larger communities that they created.’
  • 17) ‘These internal fissions, he surmised, explained the low voter turnout in traditionally Republican areas of the state.’
  • 18) ‘However, conflicts among households of the same lineage would periodically erupt and often lead to further fissions within the lineage.’
  • 19) ‘This has exposed deep fissions within the legal fraternity.’
  • 20) ‘We considered a model in which the proliferating cells divide by binary fission.’
  • 21) ‘Primarily they reproduce asexually, which they accomplish by binary fission, or simple cell division.’
  • 22) ‘Bacteria divide symmetrically during normal growth and have a central constriction to bring about binary fission of the cell.’
  • 23) ‘Apparently, this creature reproduces by binary fission, a process common to the single cell creatures of earth.’
  • 24) ‘Amoebas are single-celled water creatures that multiply by fission: an amoeba will split down the middle to become two amoebas.’
  • 25) ‘Uranium fission plants in the US are presently supplying less than 8% of our total energy demand.’
  • 26) ‘It produces no fission radioactive by-products or fallout of serious concern.’
  • 27) ‘These fission products are not found in natural background radiation, but are exclusively byproducts of nuclear weapons explosions and nuclear reactor operations.’
  • 28) ‘Because fission releases additional neutrons, a chain reaction can take place.’
  • 29) ‘In most cases, the purpose of a nuclear reactor is to capture the energy released from fission reactions and put it to some useful service.’
  • 30) ‘One of the differences between U235 and its common relative U238 is that U235 fissions very easily.’
  • 31) ‘We will assume that once a seed has fissioned once, it continues to fission or effectively double in a time t 2, which is independent of the above distribution.’
  • 32) ‘Most of the transuranium elements have isotopes that disintegrate by fissioning in addition to emitting alpha particles.’
  • 33) ‘Of this, it is estimated that only about 2% actually fissioned.’
  • 34) ‘Uranium 235 is the isotope that fissions, but it is an extremely small part of natural uranium; only 7 atoms in 1, 000.’


  • 1) If the stars really were fusion fires burning in the night, they were part of a vast, larger world that must know halla, too.
  • 2) But all the fusion, all the cross comparison of data from numerous sources had come up empty.
  • 3) A word like goodness illustrates “agglutination, ” books “regular fusion, ” depth “irregular fusion, ” geese “symbolic fusion” or “symbolism.
  • 4) In all these cases, even in the most successful grafts, the amount of adhesion is very slight; the union in no degree warrants the term fusion, it is little but simple contact of similar tissues, while new growing matter is formed all round the cut surfaces, so that the latter become gradually imbedded in the newly formed matter.
  • 5) I don't even try for the right word anymore. laughs Somehow the word "fusion" keeps coming back around, but to me, that was something that is reminiscent of the '70s when jazz music moved up to a bigger venue and started using more electrical instruments, and rock 'n' roll devices.
  • 6) De fac 'is, some one on us hed made an appintment wid Walters, ter see him' bout what we called a fusion ticket we purtended ez we wanted ter git up.
  • 7) I went to a cafe called China Moon and for the first time had what I call "fusion cooking" - modern Asian cooking in a Western interior.
  • 8) Gallops 'CD, "Jazzicale," is his first solo release, which he describes as a fusion of jazz and classical piano.
  • 9) It put me in mind of those culinary categories for which the term "fusion" is a little too facile, the ones where the melting pot has been simmering so long that the stew takes on an identity of its own.
  • 10) ‘As in other sectors of the economy, companies active in food processing and retailing have sought to achieve global weight in a series of mergers and fusions.’
  • 11) ‘As doo wop did earlier, there seems to be a sustained interest in continuing mergers and fusions today.’
  • 12) ‘The lower numbers would thus reflect the effects of chromosome fusions.’
  • 13) ‘And whatever the theme is that the show is seeking to follow has led to a shortage of those thrillingly distinct fusions of horse and rider that Stubbs excelled in.’
  • 14) ‘One can think of very few biographers who have the ability to deal with critical assessment of such diversity and unwieldy fusions of anecdote and myth.’
  • 15) ‘Since the heady days of Gunther Schuller's Third Stream experiments, many have tried putting jazz and classical musicians together in a darkened room in the hope of magical fusions.’
  • 16) ‘The anti-mergers saw the fusions as anti-democratic since they were never consulted, and were scared to lose their communities and local services.’
  • 17) ‘The poet restores conductivity to words through new short-circuits, which arise out of their fusions.’
  • 18) ‘The spiritual commons has never been more diverse or capacious, more open to new fusions of faith and belief.’
  • 19) ‘Here, fissions and fusions are included as a special case of translocations in which one of the input or output chromosomes is empty.’
  • 20) ‘Swedish companies underwent fusions and shifted sections of their business abroad to countries with lower labour costs.’
  • 21) ‘Such definitions can be applied in the context either of trees or of more extensively connected graphs, which are necessary to represent evolutionary fusions.’
  • 22) ‘All fusions were verified by DNA sequence analysis.’
  • 23) ‘Some feature various human/machine fusions at work: a particularly big and chaotic hybrid surprises the alarmed artist in her studio.’
  • 24) ‘In view of his deliberate focus on such fusions of tradition, however, it is surprising that a similar flexibility is sometimes lacking from his treatment of his written sources.’
  • 25) ‘Now we're getting very good fusions of vertebrae.’
  • 26) ‘Four independent fusions were made for each species.’
  • 27) ‘But it was so colorful, so riotous, so hilarious a solidarity that its ostentatious fusions established a special art form.’
  • 28) ‘They already get a lot of power from nuclear reactors and also are actively engaged in 4th generation nuclear reactor research and fusion reactor research.’
  • 29) ‘Cold fusion is an attempt to get fusion to occur under less extreme conditions, possibly as a result of chemical reactions.’
  • 30) ‘However, you must remember that an enormous amount of energy is required in order for these reactions to occur at all - that is why fusion is not yet a practical source of energy.’
  • 31) ‘The most easily attained fusion reaction involves fusing nuclei of the two isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium and tritium, to make nuclei of helium.’
  • 32) ‘Achieving the aim of making fusion a viable energy source will require a sustained long-term research effort.’
  • 33) ‘The enthalpy change which occurs when a solid is melted is called the heat of fusion.’
  • 34) ‘The fusion of silica, heat and glaze transforms the once implacable grey matter into an object d' art.’
  • 35) ‘Even plastic is often recycled - so-called ‘plastic mechanics’ visit people's houses to repair broken plastics by the simple process of heat fusion.’
  • 36) ‘Other techniques involve the high temperature fusion of powdered inorganic reagent and the rock.’
  • 37) ‘‘The fusion of these materials introduces another dimension,’ she said.’
  • 38) ‘On Chewing Glass And Other Miracle Cures, he's bringing the beats and scattered rhymes into the zone of spooky jazz fusion and hallucinogenic acid rock.’
  • 39) ‘Miles Davis, one of the giants of jazz, was also at 1970s event providing a bewildering display of jazz funk and fusion music which left some hippies confused and some begging for more.’
  • 40) ‘The spotlight is focused on jazz or Afro-Cuban fusion or Celtic dance music or rai.’
  • 41) ‘By the album's last few tracks, the fills outweigh the backbeats to the point where he's pushing fusion jazz territory.’
  • 42) ‘The Giants mean serious business: If you thought prog-rock was the most titillating genre since fusion jazz, wait until you hear themed prog-rock!’
  • 43) ‘It says a lot for Brown's ability that none of this stylistic fence sitting sounds forced; she even manages to rearrange a Gregorian chant into a sweet slice of Celtic jazz fusion.’
  • 44) ‘There are many adjectives routinely used to describe jazz fusion, but ‘restrained’ isn't one of them.’
  • 45) ‘Jazz fusion is one of those forms whose entertainment value increases in relation to the listener's level of expertise.’
  • 46) ‘Their peculiar sound could be described as eerie and rocky or jazz fusion meets metal.’
  • 47) ‘From be-bop to jazz/rock fusion, he led the way, either by himself or in consort with a handful of other jazz visionaries.’
  • 48) ‘I absolutely love anything progressive and jazz rock fusion is some of the most interesting music available today.’
  • 49) ‘He has since been a trailblazer in the production of flamenco and jazz fusion styles.’
  • 50) ‘It would lead him to go on to challenge and re-define jazz and fusion music, widening its appeal to a mass audience.’
  • 51) ‘She's diversified into pop, country, rhythm, jazz, and rock and fusion styles.’
  • 52) ‘He has studied and performed jazz from bebop to fusion, played as fluently with hardcore and heavy metal musicians as with soundtrack samples.’
  • 53) ‘His book does not deal with the offshoots of bebop, such as cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, free jazz and fusion.’
  • 54) ‘The music is generally high-standard, and like the club's decor, is very eclectic, offering everything from blues to fusion to free jazz.’
  • 55) ‘Already a host of top names in the fields of everything from trad jazz to funk and fusion are lined up to perform.’
  • 56) ‘Yes, Scofield is back where he is happiest, playing jazz-rock fusion with a tight band.’
  • 57) ‘Playing a mixed bag of jazz, funk, fusion and R & B, the group became a mainstay on the Calgary scene, packing the tiny bar with audiences hungry for hot music.’
  • 58) ‘Offered to patrons during the chefs' two-week residency, the fusion cuisine was meant to highlight food as an agent of cultural exchange.’
  • 59) ‘Hawaii is a natural for this new-style fusion cuisine because local chefs grew up with nor agedashi, and other ingredients that remain exotic to many mainland chefs.’
  • 60) ‘The Bistro serves continental fusion cuisine and recently scooped three prestigious food awards in two separate competitions run by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland.’
  • 61) ‘The food is a mix of steaks, Mexican and other fusion cuisine.’
  • 62) ‘A self-taught cook, she slowly segued toward experimentation in fusion cuisine and opening her own restaurant in Memphis, Tenn.’
  • 63) ‘We'd like to get a cook who can do vegetarian Thai-Japanese fusion cuisine.’
  • 64) ‘Outlets for conspicuous consumerism now span the region, from spa resorts in Bali to high-end boutiques in Shanghai to chi-chi fusion cuisine restaurants in Singapore.’
  • 65) ‘Latin-Japanese fusion cuisine means great ceviches and beef maki rolls, as well as an inventive cocktail list.’
  • 66) ‘People here are not dressed to the eyeballs trying to impress each other with their knowledge of fusion cuisine or New World wine; they're dining among old friends.’
  • 67) ‘Doing fusion cuisine, the flavors are bolder, but clean; they match up with the complexity and richness of the beers.’
  • 68) ‘The Sahara is a cozy, refreshing oasis that serves authentic Tunisian and Moroccan cuisine - no fusion stuff whatsoever.’
  • 69) ‘He is trying to provide the so-called fusion type of cuisine, which would be of interest to Bulgarians and travellers.’
  • 70) ‘Instead you indulge in some expensive Thai fusion cuisine at a restaurant near Elite Towers that was recommended by your hotel driver.’
  • 71) ‘Flash aspires to be a hip joint and at night it becomes just that, but it's also striving to establish itself as a new place to tuck into some exceptional Western and fusion foods.’
  • 72) ‘Not surprisingly, fusion cuisine continued to be popular, melding tastes from different cultures into one melting pot.’
  • 73) ‘As a traditional European café, please note that you will not find any desi or fusion food, or even much European restaurant cuisine such as steaks or chicken fillets.’
  • 74) ‘The wide array of delectable cuisine will include fresh fruit juices, continental food, Indian tandoor items, fusion food of Thai-Chinese dishes, and a mammoth salad bar.’
  • 75) ‘Jason was trained in the art of French cooking but also loves making fusion foods like Thai and Italian.’
  • 76) ‘These modern and exciting things mean there are few areas of fusion cooking which haggis hasn't touched.’
  • 77) ‘The partnership behind it insists it is a serious effort at fusion food, born of 18 months of culinary and market testing, and backed by a hefty investment from a leading Edinburgh food company.’

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