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merit

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈmerɪt/
formal the quality of being good and deserving to be praised or rewarded, or an advantage that something has: Proposals will be judged strictly on merit by an external committee. I fail to see the merit of organizing the work in that way.
merit award/bonus/raise, etc. HR, WORKPLACE extra pay given to employees who have done their job well and made noticeable improvements in the company, department, etc.: The average merit pay increase over the past five years has been in the range of 3 to 4%.
LAW if a court decides that a complaint, case, etc. has merit, it accepts that it is true or there is evidence for it: The lawsuit was found to be completely without merit.
Translations of “merit”
in Korean 가치 있는 요소…
in Arabic استِحقاق…
in French mérite…
in Turkish erdem, meziyet, fazilet…
in Italian merito, valore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 優點, 價值, 功績…
in Russian заслуга, достоинство…
in Polish wartość, zaleta…
in Spanish mérito, merecimiento…
in Portuguese mérito…
in German der Verdienst, der Wert…
in Catalan mèrit…
in Japanese 長所, 取り得…
in Chinese (Simplified) 优点, 价值, 功绩…
(Definition of merit noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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