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

Examples of integration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more than a quarter century, since the Eastern Bloc collapsed in 1989, Poland was a singular success story of post-Soviet transition and European integration—economically, politically, and socially. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Abortion Protests in Poland Are Starting to Feel Like a Revolution," 17 Nov. 2020 Today’s collaborative tension between humans and machines is not a binary divide between master and servant—who overthrows whom—but a question of integration and its social and ethical implications. Diana M. Pho, Wired, "6 Sci-Fi Writers Imagine the Beguiling, Troubling Future of Work," 13 Nov. 2020 Even after the ruling, many schools across the South stonewalled any movement toward integration until federal courts ordered them to admit Black students. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Lucille Bridges, who stood by daughter Ruby through school desegregation, dies at 86," 12 Nov. 2020 The large focus early has been on education, arts, multimedia and technology integration, but sports soon will be a big part of the campus. Mitch Stephens, SFChronicle.com, "Al Attles’ 84th birthday celebration draws Oakland greats for a charitable cause," 5 Nov. 2020 The Chechens largely kept to themselves in Madeleine, a poor neighborhood with other immigrants, who are mostly from former French colonies and whose integration is often complicated by France’s colonial legacy. New York Times, "A Teacher, His Killer and the Failure of French Integration," 26 Oct. 2020 There might have been some version of Quibi that worked – one with a less silly name, internet-fluent content creators, more social media integration, and launched before a pandemic upended everyday life. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Quibi shuts down after six months: Of course it failed," 22 Oct. 2020 There is nothing like integration to produce organizations with the state aim of putting education first. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | EDITORIAL: Schools’ path to integration," 18 Oct. 2020 The link remained constant even when factors like medical status, physical activity, and social integration were taken out of the picture. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, "6 Surprising Benefits of Volunteering You Need to Know," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of integration

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Integration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integration. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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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

integration

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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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