merit merit  /ˈmɛ rət/


  1. (n) any admirable quality or attribute
  2. (n) the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
  3. (v) be worthy or deserving

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  1. In the cinema industry the small gold- washed statuets which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually awards for meritorious productions and performances are called.
  2. But the idea gaining the most momentumand controversyis merit pay, which attempts to measure the quality of teachers' work and pay teachers accordingly.
  3. Then, in a speech before the NEA in 2007, he endorsed merit pay, provoking scattered boos from the audience.


  1. ZEISS Launches New Photomask Repair Tool MeRiT® HR II

    The new generation system MeRiT® HR II from ZEISS offers a significantly higher degree of automation and increased flexibility in the repair of transparent and opaque defects. Any defect geometry on all known as well as new mask types and materials can be processed: Binary, OMOG, HD MoSi and EUV.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. CSA Standards Announces Recipients of the 2013 Award of Merit

    CSA Group, a leading standards-based solutions organization, today officially announces the recipients of the 2013 Award of Merit. The Award of Merit is an honour bestowed by CSA Group to individuals that ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Merit Debuts New Web Site

    Merit Network Inc. Monday announced the launch of its new web site, Merit says the new, interactive site is a valuable resource for technology services, training, news, and much more.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit


  1. "There have been great national teams before but this team is the one that has been able to be the best 'team,' and that's how it has managed to get where it is," Marchena said. "We've already had great disappointments without merit and in...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Carlos Marchena Source:

  2. "I suppose the press have made the Netherlands (the) favorite," Uruguay captain Diego Lugano said. "The Netherlands and Uruguay play differently but we are at this stage on merit and we'll just have to see what happens in the match."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Diego Lugano Source: The Associated Press

  3. Baucus says she received that independently and quote, "not surprisingly to anyone who's looked at her resume, got the DOJ job on her merit".
    on Dec 5, 2009 By: Max Baucus Source: KPAX-TV

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