According to wikipedia on chimeric genes:
These mutations are distinct from fusion genes which merge whole gene sequences into a single reading frame and often retain their original functions.
I am not totally sure I understand the statement. My interpretation is that a fusion gene is caused by a translocation of DNA in a single gene; therefore, it "retains their original functions". This is different from a chimeric gene where DNA from two or more different genes are translocated to a new location to form a completely new gene.
Is my interpretation correct?