Definition of integration in English:



  • 1The action or process of integrating.

    ‘economic and political integration’
    ‘integration of individual countries into trading blocs’
    • ‘Political integration is an ongoing, never ending process.’
    • ‘The increased integration of these previously isolated systems will enable them to fulfill their promises of adaptability.’
    • ‘Achieving market integration requires administration, compliance and enforcement of programs in a manner that allows markets to be integrated.’
    • ‘The European constitution was to be the pinnacle of this process, consolidating economic integration and crowning it with political integration.’
    • ‘Physical and technical barriers to market integration also need to be removed.’
    • ‘So, something had to be done to give the process of political integration a shot in the arm.’
    • ‘This second engine has been modified based on experience gained during manufacturing, integration and previous tests.’
    • ‘The process of India's integration into the dynamic world economy poses new challenges and presents new opportunities for Indian business.’
    • ‘However, the first step towards global integration was increasing market access and trade within Africa.’
    • ‘This processes of economic integration in the world market had its drawbacks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Furthermore, industry desires graduates who demonstrate better integration of their technical and business skills.’
    • ‘This goal is one that requires the continued integration of best practices in IT management into local governments.’
    • ‘The Canadian government has embraced genetic engineering and has promoted its integration into agricultural research.’
    • ‘It is crucial that integration is professionally managed.’
    • ‘However, to promote longer-term growth, it makes sense for China to gradually increase its integration with global financial markets.’
    • ‘The process of economic integration can't - and shouldn't - be stopped.’
    • ‘I hope to be able to manage the combination or integration of these databases.’
    • ‘A fundamental purpose of EC competition policy is to promote market integration.’
    combination, amalgamation, incorporation, unification, consolidation, merger, fusing, blending, meshing, homogenization, homogenizing, coalescing, assimilation, concatenation
    desegregation, inclusion
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    1. 1.1The intermixing of people or groups previously segregated.
      ‘integration is the best hope for both black and white Americans’
      • ‘The last person he spoke to was a British Asian guy who had come to the conclusion that segregation was preferable to integration.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It is safe to say that our society has benefited from the acceptance and integration of groups which previously suffered from discrimination.’
      • ‘He has arranged many activities to promote national integration among his students.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Thus, Islam remains a fundamentalist religion, which denies integration with people of other faiths.’
      • ‘There is another view of what a ‘tipping point’ is in terms of segregation and integration.’
      • ‘A limited amount of funding is available to support a number of good practice models of sports integration for people with disabilities.’
      • ‘We all grew - as students and people - with the experience of integration after years of segregation.’
      • ‘Their arrangement was quintessential segregation by day, integration by night.’
      • ‘A few years ago, the city mayor expressly acknowledged the level of integration of Turkish business people there into the wider community.’
      • ‘But those who support the scheme have also suggested that it could be used to promote integration and reduce religious intolerance.’
      • ‘The six new schools will be larger and will all be ‘co-located’ on the sites of existing mainstream schools to promote integration.’
      • ‘In contrast, items on old-fashioned racism ask about open opposition to fair housing laws, integration, intermarriage, and having a black neighbor.’
      • ‘Primary care will increasingly be delivered by larger teams of multiskilled professionals with greater integration of practice and community nursing staff.’
  • 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.’
    • ‘He developed methods of computing volumes by double integration and worked on logarithms.’
    • ‘Hippocrates' book also included geometrical solutions to quadratic equations and included early methods of integration.’
    • ‘He also worked on asymptotic analysis, fractional integration and singular partial differential equations.’
    • ‘These papers, which appeared in 1858, are on numerical analysis, in particular numerical integration.’
  • 3Psychology
    The coordination of processes in the nervous system, including diverse sensory information and motor impulses.

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