- 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
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Examples from the Web for integration
As for his harsh—some might even say paranoid—opposition to European integration, “most of us would support him.”Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute
December 22, 2014
And the capital city is a veritable utopia of acceptance and integration.The Ultimate LGBT Travel Bucket List
December 12, 2014
He was with James Meredith during the violent insurrection that followed the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era
November 15, 2014
It opposes global capitalism, European integration and Zionism.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust
October 25, 2014
I mean, there can be little doubt that public opinion in Dixie in 1954 opposed the integration of the schools.Who Are the Judicial Activists Now?
October 7, 2014
It contains the three elements; integration, differentiation and equilibration.Evolution in Modern Thought
But there was to be no easy road to integration for the service.
Yet if integration under Symington was slow, it was also inevitable.
For the services the turbulent era of integration had begun.
The report on the integration of the National Guard was inclosed.
- 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
Word Origin and History for integration
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.