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Etymology 1Edit

From merge +‎ -er.


merger (plural mergers)

  1. One that merges.

Etymology 2Edit

Old French merger (verb used as noun)


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. (phonology) A type of sound change where two or more sounds merge into one.
    the cot-caught merger
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See alsoEdit


  • merger at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • merger in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.