[ in-ti-grey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn tɪˈgreɪ ʃən /
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).
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OTHER WORDS FROM integration
an·ti-in·te·gra·tion, adjectivede-in·te·gra·tion, nounnon·in·te·gra·tion, nounpro·in·te·gra·tion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for integration
/ (ˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən) /
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
Derived forms of integrationintegrationist, noun
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Medical definitions for integration
[ ĭn′tĭ-grā′shən ]
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.
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Scientific definitions for integration
[ ĭn′tĭ-grā′shən ]
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.
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Cultural definitions for integration
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.
notes for integration
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