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[in-ti-grey-shuh n] /ˌɪn tɪˈgreɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of combining into an integral whole.
an act or instance of integrating a racial, religious, or ethnic group.
an act or instance of integrating an organization, place of business, school, etc.
Mathematics. the operation of finding the integral of a function or equation, especially solving a differential equation.
behavior, as of an individual, that is in harmony with the environment.
Psychology. the organization of the constituent elements of the personality into a coordinated, harmonious whole.
Genetics. coadaptation (def 2).
Origin of integration
1610-20; integrate + -ion; compare Latin integrātiō renewal
Related forms
anti-integration, adjective
de-integration, noun
nonintegration, noun
prointegration, adjective
self-integration, noun
1. combination, blending, fusing. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-integration


the act of combining or adding parts to make a unified whole
the act of amalgamating a racial or religious group with an existing community
the combination of previously racially segregated social facilities into a nonsegregated system
(psychol) organization into a unified pattern, esp of different aspects of the personality into a hierarchical system of functions
the assimilation of nutritive material by the body during the process of anabolism
(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 anti-integration



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.

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anti-integration in Medicine

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

  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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anti-integration in Science
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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anti-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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