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integration

[in-ti-grey-shuh n] /ˌɪn tɪˈgreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of combining into an integral whole.
2.
an act or instance of integrating a racial, religious, or ethnic group.
3.
an act or instance of integrating an organization, place of business, school, etc.
4.
Mathematics. the operation of finding the integral of a function or equation, especially solving a differential equation.
5.
behavior, as of an individual, that is in harmony with the environment.
6.
Psychology. the organization of the constituent elements of the personality into a coordinated, harmonious whole.
7.
Genetics. coadaptation (def 2).
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; integrate + -ion; compare Latin integrātiō renewal
Related forms
anti-integration, adjective
de-integration, noun
nonintegration, noun
prointegration, adjective
self-integration, noun
Synonyms
1. combination, blending, fusing.
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Examples for integration
  • It's a great example of integration of architecture and landscape.
  • Research is beginning to show that media integration can be an effective tool for moving people to awareness and then to action.
  • His integration of high-end manufacture with a higher purpose is widely admired among his colleagues in the fashion industry.
  • There he was able to develop his directorial style, which focusses on the integration of performers and theatrical space.
  • That's why instead of simple integration, you should use the ugh.
  • Sustainability requires its integration into the core missions and involving the campus widely.
  • It's the integration of technology within society that's driving the development of online courses.
  • Let's mark its second decade by its integration into the formal research process.
  • integration helps colleges, and society generally, as much as it does individuals.
  • On the contrary, political integration is a logical and necessary step before the economic integration embodied in the euro.
British Dictionary definitions for integration

integration

/ˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of combining or adding parts to make a unified whole
2.
the act of amalgamating a racial or religious group with an existing community
3.
the combination of previously racially segregated social facilities into a nonsegregated system
4.
(psychol) organization into a unified pattern, esp of different aspects of the personality into a hierarchical system of functions
5.
the assimilation of nutritive material by the body during the process of anabolism
6.
(maths) an operation used in calculus in which the integral of a function or variable is determined; the inverse of differentiation
Derived Forms
integrationist, noun
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Word Origin and History for integration
n.

1610s, from French intégration and directly from Latin integrationem (nominative integratio) "renewal, restoration," noun of action from past participle stem of integrare (see integrate). Anti-discrimination sense is recorded from 1940 in a S.African context.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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integration in Medicine

integration in·te·gra·tion (ĭn'tĭ-grā'shən)
n.

  1. The state of combination or the process of combining into completeness and harmony.

  2. The organization of the psychological or social traits and tendencies of a personality into a harmonious whole.

  3. A physiological increase or building up, as by accretion or anabolism.

  4. A recombination event in which a genetic element is inserted.

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integration in Science
integration
  (ĭn'tĭ-grā'shən)   
In calculus, the process of calculating an integral. Integration is the inverse of differentiation, since integrating a given function results in a function whose derivative is the given function. Integration is used in the calculation of such things as the areas and volumes of irregular shapes and solids. Compare differentiation.
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integration in Culture

integration definition


The free association of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds (see ethnicity); a goal of the civil rights movement to overcome policies of segregation that have been practiced in the United States.

Note: Those favoring integration of schools by such forceful means as busing or affirmative action have frequently argued that integration of schools will lead to integration of society as a whole. (See separate but equal.)
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integration in Technology

programming
Combining software or hardware components or both into an overall system.
(1996-05-22)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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