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"merger" in British English

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mergernoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɜː.dʒər/ us   /ˈmɝː.dʒɚ/
C2 an occasion when two or more companies join together to make one larger company: She's an attorney who advises companies about mergers and takeovers. The merger of these two companies would create the world's biggest accounting firm.

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(Definition of merger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merger" in American English

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mergernoun [C]

us   /ˈmɜr·dʒər/
the combining of two or more companies or organizations into one
(Definition of merger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"merger" in Business English

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mergernoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɜːdʒər/ us   FINANCE, LAW
a situation when two or more companies, organizations, departments, etc. join together: The boards finally approved the merger between the two energy groups.merger of two companies, etc. The proposed merger of the two fund managers will create a new group with £200 billion of assets under management. The CEO thought a friendly merger would revitalize the company.plan/propose/seek a merger There was speculation that Glaxo was planning a merger with New York-based Pfizer.agree/approve a merger Shareholders voted to approve the merger last week.block/oppose a merger The finance minister blocked the merger in June.merger agreement/deal/plan The bank said it would press ahead with the merger plan. merger negotiations/talks The group's share price fell sharply following the collapse of merger talks. a failed/successful/unsuccessful merger
(Definition of merger from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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