verb (used with object), in·te·grat·ed, in·te·grat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·te·grat·ed, in·te·grat·ing.
- to perform the operation of integration, or finding the integral of a function or equation.
- to find the solution to a differential equation.
Origin of integrate
British Dictionary definitions for self-integrating
Word Origin for integrate
Word Origin and History for self-integrating
1630s, "to render (something) whole," from Latin integratus, past participle of integrare "make whole," from integer "whole" (see integer). Meaning "to put together parts or elements and combine them into a whole" is from 1802. Integrate in the "racially desegregate" sense is a back-formation from integration, dating to the 1948 U.S. presidential contest. Related: Integrated; integrating.