Meaning of merge

merge

Pronunciation: (mûrj), [key]
— v., merged, merg•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to combine or coalesce; unite.
  2. 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.
—v.i.
  1. to become combined, united, swallowed up, or absorbed; lose identity by uniting or blending (often fol. by in or into): This stream merges into the river up ahead.
  2. to combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, etc.: The two firms merged last year.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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