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Meaning of merger by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈmɚdʒɝ/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )dʒə( r )


    merge +‎ -er


    merger ( plural: mergers )

    1. The act or process of merging two or more parts into a single unit .
      Club mergers reduced the number of teams by half
    2. ( economics ) The legal union of two or more corporations into a single entity, typically assets and liabilities being assumed by the buying party .
    3. ( law ) 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. ( linguistics ) A type of sound change where two or more sounds merge into one .
      the cot-caught merger


    Related terms

    • mergence

    See also

Explanation of merger by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the combination of two or more commercial companies

    2. an occurrence that involves the production of a union

    Definition of merger by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Merger n.
      1. One who, or that which, merges.

      2. ( Law ) An absorption of one estate, or one contract, in another, or of a minor offense in a greater.

      3. 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.

      4. 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.