What does merger mean?

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ˈmɜr dʒərmer·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amalgamation, merger, unitingnoun

    the combination of two or more commercial companies

  2. fusion, merger, unificationnoun

    an occurrence that involves the production of a union


  1. Mergernoun

    The combining of two groups into a unified single group under a single leadership, with voluntary participation by the leaders or management of both groups.

  2. Mergernoun

    Specifically: (Business, Finance) The combining of two commercial enterprises into a unified single enterprise under a single management, with voluntary participation by both parties; as, the merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler into Daimler-Chrysler created a powerful competitor in the automobile manufacturing industry. Compare acquisition and takeover.


  1. mergernoun

    The act or process of merging two or more parts into a single unit.

    Club mergers reduced the number of teams by half

  2. mergernoun

    The legal union of two or more corporations into a single entity, typically assets and liabilities being assumed by the buying party.

  3. mergernoun

    An absorption of one or more estate(s) or contract(s) into one other, all being held by the same owner; of several counts of accusation into one judgement, etc..

  4. mergernoun

    A type of sound change where two or more sounds merge into one

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mergernoun

    one who, or that which, merges

  2. Mergernoun

    an absorption of one estate, or one contract, in another, or of a minor offense in a greater


  1. Merger

    A merger, consolidation or amalgamation, in a political or administrative sense, is the combination of two or more political or administrative entities, such as municipalities, counties, districts, etc., into a single entity. This term is used when the process occurs within a sovereign entity. Unbalanced growth or outward expansion of one neighbor may necessitate an administrative decision to merge. In some cases, common perception of continuity may be a factor in prompting such a process. Some cities that have gone though amalgamation or a similar process had several administrative sub-divisions or jurisdictions, each with a separate person in charge. Annexation is similar to amalgamation, but differs in being applied mainly to two cases: ⁕The units joined are sovereign entities before the process, as opposed to being units of a single political entity. ⁕A city's boundaries are expanded by adding territories not already incorporated as cities or villages.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merger' in Nouns Frequency: #1760

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merger in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of merger in a Sentence

  1. Carsten Kengeter:

    I don't really think this will crystallise at the moment but they could articulate it if our merger (with LSE) is unsuccessful.

  2. Seth Bloom:

    The STB has historically been feckless but this latest merger is a real test for them.

  3. Wenonah Hauter:

    Any merger that consolidates this market into fewer hands will give farmers fewer choices and put them at even more economic disadvantage, the (seed) market is already dominated by Monsanto. You're almost creating duopoly in the market, and that's a problem.

  4. Mike Manley:

    Strategically, we have a solid future and clear plans that are being invested in and are underway now, that isn't to say if there is a better future through an alliance or partnership or merger we wouldn't be open and interested to it.

  5. Maxine Waters:

    This proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T is a direct consequence of the deregulatory agenda that Trump and Congressional Republicans have advanced, the proposed merger raises many questions and deserves serious scrutiny from banking regulators, Congress and the public to determine its impact and whether it would create a public benefit for consumers.

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  • Fusion, Zusammenschluss, FirmenzusammenschlussGerman
  • unión, fusiónSpanish
  • sulauttaminen, yhdistyminen, yhteensulautuminen, fuusio, yritysfuusio, sulautuminen, sulautumaFinnish
  • fusionFrench
  • unione, fusioneItalian
  • 統合, 合併Japanese
  • opslorping, samensmelting, amalgamatie, versmelting, fusieDutch
  • fusãoPortuguese
  • поглоще́ние, слия́ние, объедине́ниеRussian

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    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    • A. liniment
    • B. sapling
    • C. scalawag
    • D. ventricle

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