Associations to the word «Merton»


MERTON, proper noun. Any of several placenames in England from words meaning lake and settlement
MERTON, proper noun. A town and borough of London.
MERTON, proper noun. Merton College, Oxford.
MERTON, proper noun. An English habitational surname​ from the placenames.
MERTON THESIS, noun. (sociology) A theory that significant developments in the modern world have a positive correlation with Protestant pietism, similar to Weber's link between success and Protestant ethic.

Dictionary definition

MERTON, noun. United States religious and writer (1915-1968).
MERTON, noun. United States sociologist (1910-2003).

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