- 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 integrating
Companies are integrating new technologies like start-stop engines and new materials.U.S. Car Fleet Sold in August Most Fuel-Efficient Ever
September 16, 2013
We really need to take the problem of hate violence seriously and do a better job of integrating minorities in our society.Donning the Turban: Harleen Kaur’s Response to Oak Creek Massacre
Simran Jeet Singh
August 5, 2013
This idea of integrating autistics into the workforce may be Danish postmodern, but it relies on a classic American formula.Companies Discover Untapped Brainpower: Autistics
July 21, 2013
But, so far, he seems to be “mentally stable and by all accounts he is integrating very well,” said Hodgson.Living With Aaron Hernandez: The Murder Suspect’s Troubled Life Off the Field
July 5, 2013
In short, integrating Arabs and haredim into the economy requires investment.Lapid's Budget: Let the Outsiders' Children Go Hungry
May 20, 2013
It has acted as a disintegrating as well as an integrating force.Glimpses into the Abyss
And if so, why may not this integrating, as I should propose to call it, have been going on for ever?Theism
Only the integrating force of state building could have stopped this slave trade.The Negro
W.E.B. Du Bois
It consists of ten integrating machines in a row, coupled up and working together.Pioneers of Science
Integrating procedures ascertain a different form of cooperation and competition.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- 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 integrating
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.