noun merg·er \ˈmər-jər\

: the act or process of combining two or more businesses into one business

Full Definition of MERGER

law :  the absorption of an estate, a contract, or an interest in another, of a minor offense in a greater, or of a cause of action into a judgment
a :  the act or process of merging
b :  absorption by a corporation of one or more others; also :  any of various methods of combining two or more organizations (as business concerns)

Examples of MERGER

  1. The law firm announced its $50 million merger with one of its competitors.
  2. If the proposed merger of the two oil companies goes through, it would be bad for the economy.

Origin of MERGER

merge + -er (as in waiver)
First Known Use: 1728

Rhymes with MERGER

MERGER Defined for Kids


noun merg·er \ˈmər-jər\

Definition of MERGER for Kids

:  the combination of two or more businesses into one


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