[ ree-in-tuh-grey-shuh n, ree-in- ]
/ riˌɪn təˈgreɪ ʃən, ˌri ɪn- /


restoration to a unified state.
Psychiatry. the process of returning the mind to an integrated state after it has been deranged by psychosis.
  1. the process of recalling an entire memory from a partial cue, as remembering a speech upon hearing the first few words.
  2. the tendency to repeat the response to a complex stimulus on later experiencing any part of that stimulus.

Nearby words

  1. reinstate,
  2. reinstatement,
  3. reinsurance,
  4. reinsure,
  5. reintegrate,
  6. reinterpret,
  7. reintroduce,
  8. reintroduction,
  9. reinvent,
  10. reinvent the wheel

Origin of reintegration

First recorded in 1595–1605; re- + integration Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for reintegration



c.1600, from French réintegration (15c.) or directly from Medieval Latin reintegrationem; see reintegrate + -ion. Also in classically correct form redintegration.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for reintegration


[ rē′ĭn-tĭ-grāshən ]


Restoration to a condition of integration or unity.
The return to well-adjusted functioning following mental illness.
Related formsre•inte•grate′•inte•gra′tive adj.

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