merge

[ murj ]
/ mɜrdʒ /

verb (used with object), merged, merg·ing.

to cause to combine or coalesce; unite.
to combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of: They voted to merge the two branch offices into a single unit.

verb (used without object), merged, merg·ing.

to become combined, united, swallowed up, or absorbed; lose identity by uniting or blending (often followed by in or into): This stream merges into the river up ahead.
to combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, etc.: The two firms merged last year.

Origin of merge

First recorded in 1630–40, merge is from the Latin word mergere to dip, immerse, plunge into water

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British Dictionary definitions for demerge (1 of 2)

demerge

/ (diːˈmɜːdʒ) /

verb

(tr) to separate a company from another with which it was previously merged
(intr) to carry out the separation of a company from another with which it was previously merged

British Dictionary definitions for demerge (2 of 2)

merge

/ (mɜːdʒ) /

verb

to meet and join or cause to meet and join
to blend or cause to blend; fuse

Derived Forms

mergence, noun

Word Origin for merge

C17: from Latin mergere to plunge
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