[ in-ti-grey-ting ]
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  1. coming or bringing together into a whole; uniting or combining: Philosophy is an integrating discipline, as it puts all varieties of knowledge together and determines their overall significance.

  2. blending with and becoming part of the dominant culture group, or aiding a minority group in this process: Forced to resettle in southwestern Asia in the 12th century, the easily integrating Kipchaks helped revive the weak economy there.

  1. giving equal opportunity and consideration to one or more racial, religious, ethnic, or other minority groups in an organization, workplace, nation, etc.: In our cycling club we see storytelling as an integrating activity, with elderly and young people alike sharing their cycling experiences.

  2. combining previously segregated neighborhoods, facilities, classes, etc., into one unified system: Apartheid was a deliberate, conscious attempt to block the racially integrating effects of the free market.

Origin of integrating

First recorded in 1620–40; integrate + -ing2

Other words from integrating

  • self-in·te·grat·ing, adjective

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