integration

noun
in·​te·​gra·​tion | \ ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce integration (audio) \

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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Enter the 2018 Paperwhite, which has a familiar but improved design has five front-lighting LEDs, Audible integration, and more storage. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review: A more premium e-reader at the right price," 7 Nov. 2018 That was four years after Kennedy helped push through enrollment of the first African-American student at Ole Miss — James Meredith — in the face of rioters opposed to racial integration. Jeff Amy, The Seattle Times, "Lawyer in civil rights struggle, Michael Trister, dies at 77," 30 Oct. 2018 This public transit integration, which is in partnership with both the local Santa Monica government and mobility platform Trafi, is just the beginning, too. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Curious About Lyft's Plans for the Future? Look to Santa Monica," 20 Sep. 2018 The SmartFlower is also electric vehicle-compatible thanks to easy integration with external EV charging stations. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Flower-shaped solar panel now sold in the U.S.," 11 Sep. 2018 This was the first government challenge in court to vertical integration in decades. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Justice Department Appealing Decision Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Merger," 12 July 2018 It's now estimated to run $8 billion, and that was before the GAO found more delays primarily due to the integration of the various spacecraft elements as well as other technical issues that arose during testing. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "NASA's Inspector General says 'culture of optimism' contributing to cost overruns, schedule delays," 14 June 2018 SeatGeek and Snapchat will be working together to add more events to the integration in the coming months. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "SeatGeek and Snapchat Partner to Sell Tickets Directly Through App," 11 June 2018 But ultimately, Kennedy’s experience dealing with the resistance of Southern governors to racial integration caused him to sympathize with the struggle for equality. Ross Baker, Smithsonian, "Why Robert Kennedy Transformed From a Conservative Into a Liberal Champion of Civil Rights," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of integration

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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integration

noun
in·​te·​gra·​tion | \ ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce integration (audio) \

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

integration

noun
in·​te·​gra·​tion | \ ˌint-ə-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce integration (audio) \

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

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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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