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Fusion, noun

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The political coalition formed by J.C. Smuts of the South African Party and J.H. Hofmeyr of the National Party, 1933–39; samesmelting. Also attributive, especially in the phrases Fusion cabinet, Fusion ministry, etc., of or pertaining to this coalition government.
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This coalition preceded the formation of the United Party (see UP).
1934 J.C. Smuts Plans for Better World (1942) 87At this moment we are trying to lay the enduring basis of peace in our national life...In our politics and our racial relations we are at present concluding the grand pact of union and of fusion.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 347The blossoming wartime industries created employment opportunities for thousands of blacks. But the war was fought by South Africa at the price of Fusion.
The political coalition formed by J.C. Smuts of the South African Party and J.H. Hofmeyr of the National Party, 1933–39; samesmelting. Also attributive, especially in the phrasesFusion cabinet, Fusion ministry, etc., of or pertaining to this coalition government.

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