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

Definition of integration

1 : the act or process or an instance of integrating the integration of art and/with technology : such as
a : incorporation as equals into society or an organization of individuals of different groups We should not take for granted that societies will inevitably adapt to increasing diversity in ways that further social integration.— Delia Baldassarri and Maria Abascal The busing of students to achieve school integration had been used in the 1960s.— Michael L. Levine often used with into The program works with newcomer families, and their students, to help support the transition and integration into the school system.— Chris SumnerAs it is, a criminal conviction may impair a person's ability to secure employment, education and housing, thereby making re-entry into society difficult … . Depriving that person of the right to vote after they've completed their sentence may further impede their successful integration into society.— William C. SilvermanHaving discussed this issue with dozens of military officers, I can attest that few are silent in opposing the integration of women into frontline combat forces.— Richard Halloran
b : coordination of mental processes into a normal effective personality or with the environment Assuming someone has been selected for the team but it is not you, depending on your degree of personality integration you can either accept you don't measure up, or deny that a selection has taken place.— Ilana Mercer
2 mathematics
a : the operation of finding a function whose differential is known
b : the operation of solving a differential equation

Examples of integration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another differentiator on the GSX-S1000GT+ is Suzuki’s first-ever integration of a thin-film transistor (TFT) display. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 6 May 2022 The combination of RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr was finalized, and the integration process is progressing well. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 6 May 2022 There's also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration on every Traverse. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 6 May 2022 Mondrian’s gift is a journey towards unity, integration and wholeness. Angela Lei, Forbes, 5 May 2022 For instance, many battery manufacturers in India do not manufacture BMS and instead import it and rebrand and sell it together without proper integration and testing of the BMS. Manish Kumar, Quartz, 4 May 2022 The Afghan relocation effort, known as Operation Allies Welcome, was the single biggest evacuation event since the Vietnam war—and has ushered in innovations that advance the model of refugee admission and integration in the U.S.. David Miliband, Time, 4 May 2022 The period of global integration that prevailed before the pandemic made many of the things Americans buy cheaper. New York Times, 3 May 2022 The smooth integration into the campus and city was certainly enticing, but not what really sets the Moody Center apart from its peers nationally. Natalie Weiner, Billboard, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of integration

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Integration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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


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



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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