- 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.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for mergence
He had not found any insuperable obstacle to mergence of human with Divine.Autobiography of a YOGI
It has forgotten the everlasting lesson of history that mergence of distinct types means the perpetuation of nationalism.
- to meet and join or cause to meet and join
- to blend or cause to blend; fuse
Word Origin and History for mergence
1630s, "to plunge or sink in," from Latin mergere "to dip, dip in, immerse, plunge," probably rhotacized from *mezgo, from PIE *mezg- "to dip, plunge" (cf. Sanskrit majjati "dives under," Lithuanian mazgoju "to wash"). Legal sense of "absorb an estate, contract, etc. into another" is from 1726. Related: Merged; merging. As a noun, from 1805.