from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of merging; union.
- n. The union of two or more commercial interests or corporations.
- n. Law The absorption of a lesser estate, liability, right, action, or offense into a greater one.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or process of merging two or more parts into a single unit.
- n. The legal union of two or more corporations into a single entity, typically assets and liabilities being assumed by the buying party.
- n. 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.
- n. A type of sound change where two or more sounds merge into one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, merges.
- n. An absorption of one estate, or one contract, in another, or of a minor offense in a greater.
- n. 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.
- n. The combining of two commercial enterprises into a unified single enterprise under a single management, with voluntary participation by both parties. Compare
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which merges.
- n. In the law of conveyancing, the sinking or obliteration of a lesser estate in lands, etc., resulting when it is transferred without qualification to the owner of a greater estate in the same property (or the like transfer of the greater estate to the owner of the lesser), if there be no intermediate estate.
- n. In the law of contracts, the extinguishment of a security for a debt by the creditor's acceptance of a higher security, such as a bond in lieu of a note, or a judgment in lieu of either: so called because such acceptance, by operation of law, and without intention of the parties, merges the lower security.
- n. A merging of the interests and control of two or more corporations, engaged in the same line, or in allied lines, of business, into a single corporation which exchanges its stock for that of the merging corporations, which however preserve, nominally at least, their separate identity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the combination of two or more commercial companies
- n. an occurrence that involves the production of a union
"We're not using the word merger because that means typically one is consumed into another," Mr. Millsaps said.
If the merger is approved by regulators, the airline would use the United name.
If this merger is allowed consumers will lose any power that they had in the satellite radio industry and the service provider will be granted the opportunity to take advantage of those individuals that are current subscribers and those that wish to become subscribers.
If the merger is approved, a single corporation would own a huge array of popular content and would control how that content -- and the content produced by its competitors - is distributed over the airwaves, cable, and Internet.
If the merger is approved, a single corporation would own a huge array of popular content and would control how that content - and the content produced by its competitors - is distributed over the airwaves, cable, and Internet.
I think the merger is an advantage for everyone, except the GOP. cardog
NYSE officials have stressed that New York would be strengthened under the deal, which it calls a merger of equals.
I'm not sure this merger is a good deal for Marlin.
Apple + Pandora merger is the best idea I have ever heard.
But more importantly, this merger is a powerful example of collaboration; in this case, global collaboration.