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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His cases have ended gerrymandering in Tuskegee in 1960 and forced integration at all of Alabama's public colleges and universities in 1967. al, "Alabama humanitarians to be honored in Birmingham," 11 Aug. 2019 The Salisbury Braves were one of six teams in the Western Carolina League, all based in North Carolina, which was a tinderbox as segregation grudgingly gave way to integration. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "The Hard, Historic Roads That Lead to Baseball's Magic Number: .400," 8 Aug. 2019 Milliken brought the freedom struggle’s call for integration to the North. Jon Hale, The Conversation, "The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated," 24 July 2019 In a 1973 Gallup poll, just 4% of whites and 9% of blacks chose busing from among a variety of means of achieving integration. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: How can presidential candidates be so silly?," 7 July 2019 Nearly half a century on, the controversy may seem a simple matter of choosing whether to support racial integration. Steve Chapman, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris have reignited the busing debate. Here’s what happened at my Austin, Texas, high school.," 3 July 2019 Von Braun was genuinely committed to integration, many believe. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al.com, "Kennedy wanted Apollo to help integrate the South, but did it work?," 2 July 2019 Later, Kamala Harris seared Biden for his inaction on racial integration. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Meme Debates," 28 June 2019 Columbia was founded by Jim Rouse with the concept of fostering racial and economic integration. Erin B. Logan, baltimoresun.com, "Howard County hopes first Pride event Saturday will lead to annual celebration," 27 June 2019

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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

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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