Fusion
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Fusion

For the purpose of this class, is a nuclear reaction in which light nuclei combine to form a nucleus of a heavier mass number. See also Thermonuclear Fusion Reaction.

Fusion

That metal process which combines the two perspective images on the retinas of eyes in such a manner as to give a mental impression of three dimensional model.

Fusion

The formation of a heavier nucleus from two lighter ones, with the release of energy.

Fusion

A process whereby low mass nuclei combine to form a more massive nucleus plus one or move massive particles.

Fusion

Process by which particles form irreversibly bonded structures; often charac- terized by the appearance of interparticle necks.

Fusion

In intelligence usage, the process of managing information to conduct all-source analysis and derive a complete assessment of activity.

Fusion

The first of seven steps in the HIV life cycle. HIV binds to the CD4 receptor and a coreceptor (either CCR5 or CXCR4) on the host cell, causing the viral envelope to fuse with the host cell membrane. This fusion allows HIV to release HIV RNA and HIV enzymes, such as reverse transcriptase and integrase, into the host cell.

Fusion

A process of joining plastic pipe segments by melting the plastic polymers at the two ends with heat to an extent where they will molecularly bond when pressed together. Depending on the type and size of pipe and the fusion machine used, precise temperatures, pressures, and time of cooling prior to releasing the joint from the fusion machine are all critical to producing an acceptable joint.

Fusion

In intelligence usage, the process of examining all sources of intelligence and information to derive a complete assessment of activity.

Fusion

A reaction in which at least one heavier, more stable nucleus is produced from two lighter, less stable nuclei. Reactions of this type are responsible for the release of energy in stars or in thermonuclear weapons.

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Fusion has been defined 12 different ways in documents like USPC Consolidated Glossary, Glossaries of BLM Surveying and Mapping Terms, Program Manual: Radiological Emergency Preparedness, and 7 more.

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