in·te·gra·tion | \ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən \

Definition of integration 

1 : the act or process or an instance of integrating: such as

a : incorporation as equals into society or an organization of individuals of different groups (such as races)

b : coordination of mental processes into a normal effective personality or with the environment

2a : the operation of finding a function whose differential is known

b : the operation of solving a differential equation

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The key to the latter will be tight integration of in-episode ads with other technology in the home. Ralf Jacob, Fortune, "AI Is About to Make Video Ads a Lot Less Annoying," 26 June 2018 An unusual integration of branded content and film, the movie is built around the N.B.A. star Kyrie Irving and is based entirely on a series of Pepsi commercials that went viral beginning in 2012. New York Times, "‘Uncle Drew’: Branding Vehicle or Feature Film? Yes," 24 May 2018 Dobrilovic said the top issues facing the library board include integration of the new executive director and completing the renovation. Jennifer Johnson,, "Nine residents apply for three open seats on Park Ridge Library Board," 16 May 2018 China regained control of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom in 1997 and, since then, rapid economic integration of the region has taken place. Barry D. Wood, USA TODAY, "'Mini-Memphis': Inside FedEx's bustling hub in China," 10 May 2018 But the initial recommendations do not address who should be in charge of turning them into policy, or an integration of the fragmented structure. Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times, "In King County’s fragmented homelessness system, calls for a change," 23 Apr. 2018 In August, the Greek government took over the management and financing of the reception and integration of refugees. NBC News, "Young migrants trapped in Greece find that life in West isn't what they hoped for," 15 Apr. 2018 The improvements come on the heels of a report released in 2016, following the university's effort to study integration of counseling and psychiatric services. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State lawsuit sounds familiar to sexual assault survivors," 12 Apr. 2018 Perhaps the best omen of integration, though, is the arrival of his baby daughter, Maria. The Economist, "A Welsh town shows Britain a new way to welcome refugees," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of integration

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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in·te·gra·tion | \ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən \

Kids Definition of integration

1 : the act or process of uniting different things

2 : the practice of uniting people from different races in an attempt to give people equal rights racial integration


in·te·gra·tion | \ˌint-ə-ˈgrā-shən \

Medical Definition of integration 

: the combining and coordinating of separate parts or elements into a unified whole: as

a : coordination of mental processes into a normal effective personality or with the individual's environment failure of association and failure of integration take place among neurotic individuals— R. M. Dorcus & G. W. Shaffer

b : the process by which the different parts of an organism are made a functional and structural whole especially through the activity of the nervous system and of hormones



Legal Definition of integration 

: the act or process or an instance of integrating: as

a : a writing that embodies a complete and final agreement between parties

b : incorporation as equals into society or an organization of individuals of different groups (as races)

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