What does merger mean?

Definitions for merger
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


  1. merger

    A merger is the process of combining two or more businesses into a single entity. It generally occurs between companies of equal size and market share with the aim of increasing market presence, diversifying product or service offerings, reducing competition, achieving economies of scale, or expanding into new sectors or regions. This business strategy typically requires the approval of the companies' board of directors and regulatory authorities.

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. Seth Bloom:

    Given the number of industry participants, a merger which combines a 5-percent market share participant doesn't seem to me to raise significant antitrust concerns.

  2. Maxim Behar:

    Nevertheless, even though our industries are at war at the moment, the merger of PR, advertising, and digital companies, as already noted, is absolutely inevitable, because clients need full-service communications consultancies.

  3. Scott Keyes:

    Spirit and Frontier play a big role in the fare you pay, even if you never fly either one, when Delta announced the basic economy fare in 2012, they described it to investors as a' Spirit-matching fare,' because their lunch was getting eaten by the budget carriers of the world. I'm not a fan of either merger, but I like the JetBlue option even less.

  4. Ben Watson:

    August was a pretty tough month, and merger spreads widened as you'd expect, but if you have conviction a deal will close, it's potentially a great opportunity.

  5. Chief Executive Bayard Gontijo:

    I want the time to use our cash in the most effective way. If it is for debt payments, then let's take time to pay the most expensive debts. If it is for a merger, then let's use our cash efficiently.

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Translations for merger

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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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