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v. merged, merg·ing, merg·es
To combine or unite into a single entity: merging two sets of data; merging two hospitals.
To become combined or united: "All the shadows on the wall shiver and merge into a single dark silhouette" (Chitra Divakaruni). See Synonyms at mix.

[Latin mergere, to plunge.]

mer′gence n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merging - the act of joining together as onemerging - the act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"
converging, convergency, convergence - the act of converging (coming closer)
concourse, confluence - a coming together of people
2.merging - a flowing together
blending, blend - the act of blending components together thoroughly
Adj.1.merging - flowing togethermerging - flowing together      
convergent - tending to come together from different directions
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At the time I now write of, Father Mapple was in the hardy winter of a healthy old age; that sort of old age which seems merging into a second flowering youth, for among all the fissures of his wrinkles, there shone certain mild gleams of a newly developing bloom --the spring verdure peeping forth even beneath February's snow.
It is hard to say; for in that voyage from which no man returns Landfall and Departure are instantaneous, merging together into one moment of supreme and final attention.
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Some of these merging ideas are good, but they should be done after studies by international economic experts, and not by Shura members.
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The merging characteristic velocities of triple jet models are summarized in Table 1.
Traveling a few meters per second relative to the rotation of Saturn's gaseous interior, the storms--one moving twice as fast as the other--collided and spun around each other before merging over a 2-day period that began March 19.
The differences between merging and acquiring are important to valuing, negotiating and structuring a client's transaction.
Obviously, the relative sizes of the merging parties matter a great deal.