- combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole: an integrated plot; an integrated course of study.
- organized or structured so that constituent units function cooperatively: an integrated economy.
- having, including, or serving members of different racial, religious, and ethnic groups as equals: an integrated school.Compare segregated.
- Sociology. of or relating to a group or society whose members interact on the basis of commonly held norms or values.
- Psychology. characterized by integration.
Origin of integrated
- to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole.
- to make up, combine, or complete to produce a whole or a larger unit, as parts do.
- to unite or combine.
- to give or cause to give equal opportunity and consideration to (a racial, religious, or ethnic group or a member of such a group): to integrate minority groups in the school system.
- to combine (previously segregated educational facilities, classes, and the like) into one unified system; desegregate.
- to give or cause to give members of all racial, religious, and ethnic groups an equal opportunity to belong to, be employed by, be customers of, or vote in (an organization, place of business, city, state, etc.): to integrate a restaurant; to integrate a country club.
- Mathematics. to find the value of the integral of (a function).
- to indicate the total amount or the mean value of.
- to become integrated.
- to meld with and become part of the dominant culture.
- to perform the operation of integration, or finding the integral of a function or equation.
- to find the solution to a differential equation.
Origin of integrate
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Examples from the Web for integrated
The “sensory” part of sensory gardens, that is, the integrated sensory experience of nature, seems to provide the best benefits.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
Then he integrated his findings into broader theories with deep explanatory power.Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel
October 18, 2014
Nowadays tech developers are constantly striving to create the most integrated, streamlined consumer experience possible.How We Compute: Flexible Hardware Required
September 29, 2014
They have a novelistic drive to them in which all of that research is integrated in a powerful and sustaining way.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece
September 16, 2014
When would those states have integrated of their own volition, because it was the right thing to do?The Roots of the GOP’s Race Problem
May 22, 2014
And all of these records were summed up, integrated, into the "Sigma" curve.The Vortex Blaster
Edward Elmer Smith
Each village is integrated by its own language, religion, and interests.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Signs and tools are elements that were integrated in differentiation.
This is how expectations are integrated in market mechanisms.
These are preserved and integrated in the symbolism of a community.
- characterized by integration
- denoting a works which combines various processes normally carried out at different locationsan integrated steelworks
- biology denoting a virus the DNA of which is incorporated into the chromosomes of the host cell
- to make or be made into a whole; incorporate or be incorporated
- (tr) to designate (a school, park, etc) for use by all races or groups; desegregate
- to amalgamate or mix (a racial or religious group) with an existing community
- maths to perform an integration on (a quantity, expression, etc)
- made up of parts; integrated
Word Origin and History for integrated
1580s, "combined into a whole," past participle adjective from integrate (v.). Sense of "not divided by race, etc." is from 1948.
1630s, "to render (something) whole," from Latin integratus, past participle of integrare "make whole," from integer "whole" (see integer). Meaning "to put together parts or elements and combine them into a whole" is from 1802. Integrate in the "racially desegregate" sense is a back-formation from integration, dating to the 1948 U.S. presidential contest. Related: Integrated; integrating.