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merger

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noun merg·er \ˈmər-jər\

Simple Definition of merger

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

Full Definition of merger

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 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

merger

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noun merg·er \ˈmər-jər\

Definition of merger

  1. :  the combination of two or more businesses into one





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