integration

noun in·te·gra·tion \ ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

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

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First Known Use of integration

1620

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INTEGRATION Defined for Kids

integration

noun in·te·gra·tion \ ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən \

Definition of integration for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

integration

noun 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

Law Dictionary

integration

noun in·te·gra·tion

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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