- 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 integrative
The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine mentions two primary techniques—Gandusha and Kavala Graha.Oil Pulling: Miracle Cure or Oily Mess?
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I contemplate the advice of my dinner partner that day, a doctor whose specialty is integrative medicine.The Bag Lady Writes a Book
February 19, 2010
He writes extensively on corporate strategy, executive compensation and governance, business design and integrative thinking.Wall Street's Rigged Bonuses
January 12, 2010
No one in the cancer world, orthodox or alternative or integrative, can make that claim.My War on Cancer
November 8, 2009
- 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 integrative
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.