Intersection vs Fusion - What's the difference?

intersection | fusion |


As nouns the difference between intersection and fusion

is that intersection is the junction of two (or more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares while fusion is fusion.

intersection

Noun

(en noun)
  • The junction of two (or more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares.
  • (geometry) The point or set of points common to two geometrical objects (such as the point where two lines meet or the line where two planes intersect).
  • (set theory) The set containing all the elements that are common to two or more sets.
  • (sports) The element where two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters pass through each other.[http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-295370-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html]
  • Synonyms

    * (junction of paths) (l)

    See also

    * union

    fusion

    English

    Noun

  • The merging of similar or different elements into a union.
  • (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy.
  • (music) a style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz.
  • A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures
  • The act of melting or liquefying something by heating it.
  • * {{quote-book, 1855, James David Forbes, chapter=On Glaciers In General, year_published=1859, Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers citation
  • , passage=From a vault in the green-blue ice, more or less perfectly formed each summer, the torrent issues, which represents the natural drainage of the valley, derived partly from land-springs, partly from fusion of the ice.}}
  • * {{quote-us-patent, 1951, Peter L. Paull & Frederick Burton Sellers, Method of Reducing Metal Oxides, 2740706 citation
  • , passage=The upper limit of temperature is determined by the point at which fusion of the ore takes place, or often, for practical purposes, the temperature at which the ore softens and agglomerates.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, Philippe Rousset, chapter=Modeling Crystallization Kinetics of Triacylglycerols, Physical Properties of Lipids, editors=Alejandro G. Marangoni & Suresh Narine, isbn=0824700058 citation
  • , passage=Below the temperature of fusion of the solid phase, the growth rate of the solid/ liquid interface at low undercooling is affected mainly by undercooling.}}
  • (lb) The result of the hybridation of two genes which originally coded for separate proteins.
  • (lb) The process by which two distinct lipid bilayers merge their hydrophobic core, resulting in one interconnected structure.
  • Antonyms

    * (nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine) (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)