- 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
Synonyms for 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
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.
- The state of combination or the process of combining into completeness and harmony.
- The organization of the psychological or social traits and tendencies of a personality into a harmonious whole.
- A physiological increase or building up, as by accretion or anabolism.
- A recombination event in which a genetic element is inserted.
- 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.