Definition of integration in English:

integration

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action or process of integrating.

    ‘economic and political integration’
    ‘integration of individual countries into trading blocs’
    • ‘However, the first step towards global integration was increasing market access and trade within Africa.’
    • ‘This second engine has been modified based on experience gained during manufacturing, integration and previous tests.’
    • ‘The increased integration of these previously isolated systems will enable them to fulfill their promises of adaptability.’
    • ‘A fundamental purpose of EC competition policy is to promote market integration.’
    • ‘At each step along the way, political and economic integration went hand in hand.’
    • ‘Economists are not used to analysing the process of European monetary integration in political terms.’
    • ‘This processes of economic integration in the world market had its drawbacks.’
    • ‘It is crucial that integration is professionally managed.’
    • ‘So, something had to be done to give the process of political integration a shot in the arm.’
    • ‘This goal is one that requires the continued integration of best practices in IT management into local governments.’
    • ‘I hope to be able to manage the combination or integration of these databases.’
    • ‘Achieving market integration requires administration, compliance and enforcement of programs in a manner that allows markets to be integrated.’
    • ‘The process of India's integration into the dynamic world economy poses new challenges and presents new opportunities for Indian business.’
    • ‘The Canadian government has embraced genetic engineering and has promoted its integration into agricultural research.’
    • ‘Political integration is an ongoing, never ending process.’
    • ‘Furthermore, industry desires graduates who demonstrate better integration of their technical and business skills.’
    • ‘Physical and technical barriers to market integration also need to be removed.’
    • ‘However, to promote longer-term growth, it makes sense for China to gradually increase its integration with global financial markets.’
    • ‘The European constitution was to be the pinnacle of this process, consolidating economic integration and crowning it with political integration.’
    • ‘The process of economic integration can't - and shouldn't - be stopped.’
    combination, amalgamation, incorporation, unification, consolidation, merger, fusing, blending, meshing, homogenization, homogenizing, coalescing, assimilation, concatenation
    desegregation, inclusion
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    1. 1.1 The intermixing of people who were previously segregated.
      ‘integration is the best hope for both black and white Americans’
      • ‘The six new schools will be larger and will all be ‘co-located’ on the sites of existing mainstream schools to promote integration.’
      • ‘A limited amount of funding is available to support a number of good practice models of sports integration for people with disabilities.’
      • ‘Their arrangement was quintessential segregation by day, integration by night.’
      • ‘In contrast, items on old-fashioned racism ask about open opposition to fair housing laws, integration, intermarriage, and having a black neighbor.’
      • ‘It is safe to say that our society has benefited from the acceptance and integration of groups which previously suffered from discrimination.’
      • ‘Thus, Islam remains a fundamentalist religion, which denies integration with people of other faiths.’
      • ‘The Gucki marathon run was part of a series of events that the embassy has initiated over the past one year to further the goal of integration and to mainstream persons with disability with the rest of society.’
      • ‘But those who support the scheme have also suggested that it could be used to promote integration and reduce religious intolerance.’
      • ‘We all grew - as students and people - with the experience of integration after years of segregation.’
      • ‘A few years ago, the city mayor expressly acknowledged the level of integration of Turkish business people there into the wider community.’
      • ‘There is another view of what a ‘tipping point’ is in terms of segregation and integration.’
      • ‘He has arranged many activities to promote national integration among his students.’
      • ‘Primary care will increasingly be delivered by larger teams of multiskilled professionals with greater integration of practice and community nursing staff.’
      • ‘We have some concerns about the school, particularly as regards the absence of a head teacher until August and concrete programmes for integration with a wider peer group.’
      • ‘The last person he spoke to was a British Asian guy who had come to the conclusion that segregation was preferable to integration.’
  • 2Mathematics
    The finding of an integral or integrals.

    ‘integration of an ordinary differential equation’
    count noun ‘mathematical integrations’
    • ‘A simple example of numerical integration is estimating the area of a geometric figure by randomly throwing darts at it and counting the hits and misses.’
    • ‘These papers, which appeared in 1858, are on numerical analysis, in particular numerical integration.’
    • ‘He also worked on asymptotic analysis, fractional integration and singular partial differential equations.’
    • ‘Hippocrates' book also included geometrical solutions to quadratic equations and included early methods of integration.’
    • ‘He developed methods of computing volumes by double integration and worked on logarithms.’
  • 3Psychology
    The coordination of processes in the nervous system, including diverse sensory information and motor impulses.

    ‘visuomotor integration’
    • ‘Autistic children often experience difficulties with sensory integration.’
    • ‘Therapies that promote sensory integration have been used in some children with these specific sensitivities.’
    • ‘Only men were tested as several studies found gender differences in spatial abilities and in sensory integration.’
    • ‘These tests require balance, motor planning, and sensory integration.’
    • ‘Designed for babies from six weeks to one year, it features exercises and games that help parents promote their babies' sensory integration.’
    1. 3.1Psychoanalysis The process by which a well-balanced psyche becomes whole as the developing ego organizes the id, and the state which results or which treatment seeks to create by countering the fragmenting effect of defence mechanisms.
      • ‘It has four quadrants, each representing one of the Four E's as the primary ways people seek integration.’
      • ‘I've gone through a whole process of integration.’
      • ‘I will try to develop each of these three approaches to psychotherapy integration more fully.’
      • ‘Progress in developing integration across the behavioral sciences can be limited by disinterest, isolationism, and even outright hostility.’
      • ‘We turn finally to the problematic results for integration as measured by the increment from free recall to cued recall.’

Pronunciation

integration

/ɪntɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/