Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of integrating.
  • n. The state of becoming integrated.
  • n. The bringing of people of different racial or ethnic groups into unrestricted and equal association, as in society or an organization; desegregation.
  • n. Psychology The organization of the psychological or social traits and tendencies of a personality into a harmonious whole.
  • n. Mathematics The process of computing an integral; the inverse of differentiation.
  • n. Electronics The process of placing more than one integrated circuit on a single chip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of making whole or entire.
  • n. The process of fitting into a community, notably applied to 'visible' (ethnic, immigrant...) minorities
  • n. The operation of finding the integral of a function.
  • n. In evolution, the process by which the manifold is compacted into the relatively simple and permanent; supposed to alternate with differentiation as an agent in species' development.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of making whole or entire.
  • n. The operation of finding the primitive function which has a given function for its differential coefficient. See Integral.
  • n. In the theory of evolution: The process by which the manifold is compacted into the relatively simple and permanent. It is supposed to alternate with differentiation as an agent in development.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of integrating, or bringing together the parts of an integral whole; the act of segregating and bringing together similar particles.
  • n. In mathematics, the operation inverse to differentiation; the operation of finding the integral of a function or of an equation.
  • n. The inference of subcontrariety from “Some A is B” to “Some A is not B.”
  • n. The determination of the average rate of flow of a stream. On account of the varying friction against the bottom, sides, and overlying air, this value, as a rule, differs from the rate at any particular place in the cross-section of the stream.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined
  • n. the act of combining into an integral whole
  • n. the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community

Etymologies

From to integrate (from Latin integratus, the past participle of integrare 'to make a whole', from integer 'whole') + -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And when we say we want integration, we mean _integration_. "[

    Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965

  • Jakarta uses the term integration when referring to the turn of events leading up to East Timor becoming Indonesia's 27th province in 1976.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Well I'm thinking of creating a different version of the interjections video and replacing it with the word integration and changing the chorus to something like, "Integration shows you get it, are not clueless, is generally done by very few companies, even though their customers say they want it."

    Forbes.com: News

  • Follett proposes a fourth possible outcome, which she calls integration: the creation of something new, which transcends the mutual exclusion of the opposing sides and fully satisfies both.

    Robert Koehler: Restraining the Profit Itch

  • I work for the American Enterprise Institute as a resident fellow, and I'm there because I felt that I have accomplished in the Dutch parliament what I set out to accomplish, and that was to create awareness for the suffering of Muslim women and for cultural factors affecting what we call integration in the Netherlands, and what is called assimilation in the United States.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2007

  • DOBBS: The Bush administration is pushing and pushing hard a partnership between the United States and Mexico and Canada, with a goal of what it calls integration by 2010.

    CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2007

  • SAM FULWOOD, COLUMNIST, "CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER": We have seen among middle-class blacks what I describe as integration fatigue.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2005

  • SAM FULLWOOD, CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER: We have seen among middle class blacks what I described as integration fatigue.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2004

  • Castro then talks about Latin American integration, which is perhaps the only way Cuba may try to survive if Soviet aid -- which is already beginning to be cut off -- is cut.

    Castro Interview With Mexican Daily in Brazil

  • - NY TimesThis "integration" is going to be something to follow.

    05/25/2004

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