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

  • transitive v. To make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify.
  • transitive v. To join with something else; unite.
  • transitive v. To make part of a larger unit: integrated the new procedures into the work routine.
  • transitive v. To open to people of all races or ethnic groups without restriction; desegregate.
  • transitive v. To admit (a racial or ethnic group) to equal membership in an institution or society.
  • transitive v. Mathematics To calculate the integral of.
  • transitive v. Mathematics To perform integration on.
  • transitive v. Psychology To bring about the integration of (personality traits).
  • intransitive v. To become integrated or undergo integration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
  • v. To indicate the whole of; to give the sum or total of; as, an integrating anemometer, one that indicates or registers the entire action of the wind in a given time.
  • v. To subject to the operation of integration; to find the integral of.
  • v. To desegregate, as a school or neighborhood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
  • transitive v. To indicate the whole of; to give the sum or total of.
  • transitive v. To subject to the operation of integration; to find the integral of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bring together the parts of; bring together as parts; segregate and bring together like particles.
  • To perform the mathematical operation of integration.
  • Summed up; resulting from the aggregation of separate parts; complete.

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

  • v. become one; become integrated
  • v. calculate the integral of; calculate by integration
  • v. make into a whole or make part of a whole
  • v. open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups


From Middle English, intact, from Latin integrātus, past participle of integrāre, to make whole, from integer, complete; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Latin integrātus, perfect participle of integrō ("I make whole, I renew, I repair, I begin again"), from integer ("whole, fresh"); see integer, integral. (Wiktionary)


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