in·te·grat·ed | \ˈin-tə-ˌgrā-təd \

Definition of integrated 

1 : marked by the unified control of all aspects of production from raw materials through distribution of finished products

2 : characterized by integration and especially racial integration

Examples of integrated in a Sentence

an integrated system of hospitals

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Its about big, vertically integrated tech companies. Claire Atkinson, NBC News, "Pandora's CEO on turning around the streaming music giant," 21 June 2018 The longer-term vision is to set up a vertically integrated facility where everything can be done in one place, offering a range of different jobs along the way. Marisa Aveling, Vogue, "This New Socially Conscious Brand Is Making Chic Eyewear From Flint’s Leftover Water Bottles," 23 May 2018 Still, its 2018 price-to-earnings ratio of 10 is at a significant discount to the vertically integrated health care provider UnitedHealthcare—a reflection of fears among investors that the deal won’t go through. Ryan Derousseau, Fortune, "Why These 3 Beaten-Down Stocks Are Poised for Big Comebacks," 26 Mar. 2018 Founded in 1995 by Wang Chuanfu as a pure battery company, BYD acquired a tiny, bankrupt carmaker in North Central China to wade into the auto industry and become a vertically integrated maker of electric and hybrid vehicles. David Kiley, Popular Mechanics, "China Hopes to Build EVs For the U.S., But How Close Is It?," 12 Jan. 2010 Today, more than 60 percent of suburbanites live in integrated or predominantly nonwhite areas. Rachel M. Cohen, New Republic, "The Fight for the Suburbs," 17 Jan. 2018 Facial-recognition technology has become deeply integrated in tech giants’ products, whether the key feature for unlocking Apple’s iPhone X or identifying people in Google’s photos app. Jay Greene, WSJ, "Microsoft Calls on Government to Regulate Facial-Recognition Technology," 13 July 2018 It was set in a functioning park, with friendly raptors and vertically integrated branding. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," 22 June 2018 The latest is Kaiser Permanente, an integrated health system that serves 12 million patients, from Hawaii to Maryland. Kristina Davis,, "Don't be surprised if your doctor asks you about guns," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of integrated

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of integrated

: having different parts working together as a unit

: allowing all types of people to participate or be included : not segregated



Legal Definition of integrated 

1 : composed to form a complete or coordinated entity specifically : being a final and complete expression of an agreement that cannot be contradicted or modified by extrinsic evidence an integrated writing

2 : marked by the unified control of all aspects of industrial production from raw materials through distribution of finished products integrated companies integrated production

3 : characterized by integration and especially racial integration integrated schools an integrated society

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