2 the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded" [syn: deservingness, meritoriousness] v : be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done" [syn: deserve]
- Rhymes: -ɛrɪt
The term merit is used in both Christianity and Buddhism. See:
merit can also mean:
- Merit (band), a rock band from Syracuse, New York.
- Merit (cigarettes), a brand of cigarettes made by Altria.
- Merit (legal), a legal term used in deciding a legal case.
- Merit, a trading name used by the British toy manufacturer J & L Randall.
- Merit, in Mathematics, Number Theory, the value of gn / log(pn) (see Prime gap)
MERIT (now known as UNU-MERIT) is the Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology.
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