in·​te·​gra·​tion | \ ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən \

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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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 These MPs hope for no Brexit, or the softest possible Brexit with the closest possible economic integration with the rest of the EU. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Labour’s Brexit Pains," 17 Dec. 2018 Tesla representatives praised the relationship with Panasonic and cited the tight integration with the battery maker as a main reason why the company has a lead in cell cost. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory," 30 Nov. 2018 Systrom and Krieger were fed up with Zuckerberg’s increased control over the company’s product and worried about integrations with its parent company, sources say. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Meet Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s new boss," 1 Oct. 2018 The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was also in Athens to discuss plans by Macedonia and other Western Balkan nations to deepen integration with the rest of Europe and NATO, as well as other regional security issues. Fox News, "NATO Macedonia: Name change a must for membership," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of integration

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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in·​te·​gra·​tion | \ ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən \

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 \

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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