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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Emmanuel Macron tried to advance his plans for closer EU integration by wooing the German establishment. The Economist, "Wurst among equals," 11 July 2019 Over the years, the Defender campaigned for anti-lynching legislation, called for the integration of sports teams and argued against the segregation of the armed forces. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The ‘Chicago Defender,’ an Iconic Black Newspaper, to Release Its Last Print Issue," 9 July 2019 In truth, busing for integration was very unpopular in California. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: Did Harris win California’s primary with her debate showing?," 1 July 2019 Embracing hyper-fast 5G connectivity will allow for the integration of more autonomous vehicles, as well as economic and health-care gains, Dyer said. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Mayor Buddy Dyer touts Creative Village, need to win 5G ‘Space Race,’ more investment in transit in State of the City speech," 24 June 2019 The unit’s success was widely credited with paving the way for the integration of the military after World War II, and in 2007 Col. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Robert Friend, Tuskegee fighter pilot who led Air Force study on UFOs, dies at 99," 23 June 2019 Chancellor Richard Carranza has been blunt in calling for better integration of New York City classrooms. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Schools Chancellor Speaks Boldly for Diversity, but Critics Want Action," 27 Mar. 2019 Sharing energy over a wider geographic area improves efficiency, smooths out peaks and troughs in demand, reduces the use of duplicative backup resources, allows for the integration of more renewable energy, and reduces power prices. David Roberts, Vox, "A massive new study confirms a national energy grid would pay for itself.," 3 Aug. 2018 Yet Michael Consuelos, a pediatrician who is vice president for clinical integration at the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, said finances rarely come up in discharge decisions. Stacey Burling, Philly.com, "Shelters, hospitals 'playing ping pong' with Philadelphia's homeless, sick population," 28 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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