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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Lyft is also introducing a new transit integration, which lets users plan trips using public transportation, Google Maps style. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Lyft Redesigns Its App—and Strategy—for the Age of Sharing," 7 June 2018 Kimberly White / Getty Images for The New York Times The business communications service Slack is launching a new set of integrations for app developers that will let their users do more than just chat. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Slack’s new tool for developers lets people do more work without leaving Slack," 22 May 2018 Apart from new Google Assistant integration for voice commands, the a9 is the key differentiator from last year's models. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "LG’s 2018 C8 and E8 TVs are here to prove OLED is finally mainstream," 1 May 2018 That complicates racial integration because there aren’t enough white kids to go around. Bob Christie, The Seattle Times, "Arizona city leaders want lawmaker out over race comments," 4 Dec. 2018 Quick integration is straightforward for a pure clone of Chromium, but the more Edge diverges from Chromium, the harder this task becomes. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Edge dies a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft switches to Chromium," 6 Dec. 2018 No doubt, the integration of scooters into urban transportation has been far from smooth. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The scooter stampede of 2018 is great news for urban transportation," 5 Dec. 2018 One sign that additional integration may be in Instagram’s future: Zuckerberg in May sent longtime Facebook executive Adam Mosseri to run Instagram’s product operation. Barbara Ortutay, The Seattle Times, "Into the fold? What’s next for Instagram as founders leave," 25 Sep. 2018 Right now, the integration is only available within the United States. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Alexa, Cortana officially become BFFs as Microsoft and Amazon integrate the two assistants," 15 Aug. 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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