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[ in-ti-grey-shuhn ]


  1. an act or instance of combining into an integral whole.

    Synonyms: combination

  2. an act or instance of integrating a racial, religious, or ethnic group.
  3. an act or instance of integrating an organization, place of business, school, etc.
  4. Mathematics. the operation of finding the integral of a function or equation, especially solving a differential equation.
  5. behavior, as of an individual, that is in harmony with the environment.
  6. Psychology. the organization of the constituent elements of the personality into a coordinated, harmonious whole.


/ ĭn′tĭ-grāshən /

  1. 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.


  1. The free association of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds ( see ethnicity ); a goal of the civil rights movement to overcome policies of segregation that have been practiced in the United States.

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Those favoring integration of schools by such forceful means as busing or affirmative action have frequently argued that integration of schools will lead to integration of society as a whole. ( See separate but equal .)
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Other Words From

  • anti-inte·gration adjective
  • de-in·te·gration noun
  • nonin·te·gration noun
  • proin·te·gration adjective
  • self-inte·gration noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of integration1

First recorded in 1610–20; from Latin integrātiōn-, stem of integrātiō “renewal,” equivalent to integrāt(us) “renewed, restored” (past participle of integrāre; integrate ( def ) ) + -iō -ion ( def )
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Example Sentences

Originally planned for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, Eurosport is speaking to advertisers about potential sponsorship integrations around the technology.

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TiTok has been a real leader in developing the western model of this but its the integration with retail that’s missing at the moment, but one that’s very prevalent in China and Southeast Asia.

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Smaller integrations and partnered landing pages are also making an impact on registering people to vote.

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The integration asking me to go for a roll was a welcome addition.

“Furthering the integration between work and life has positively impacted our staff,” she said.

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As for his harsh—some might even say paranoid—opposition to European integration, “most of us would support him.”

And the capital city is a veritable utopia of acceptance and integration.

Harkin introduced the Community Integration Act earlier this year.

He was with James Meredith during the violent insurrection that followed the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962.

It opposes global capitalism, European integration and Zionism.

Again, by integration, the mean resistance can be shown to be one-sixth of the resistance of the line.

In respect to the first head there is a well-marked “integration” of the modes for meeting the cost of the public services.

The result is obtained by a real integration, confirmed as usual by a proof by the method of exhaustion.

The growth of larger and larger groups out of the integration of these village centres.

This is what is called integration, and is the business of the mathematician.


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