an act or instance of combining into an whole.
an act or instance of a racial, religious, or ethnic group.
an act or instance of an organization, place of business, school, etc.
Mathematics. the operation of finding the of a function or equation, especially solving a differential equation.
behavior, as of an individual, that is in harmony with the environment.
Psychology. the organization of the constituent elements of the personality into a coordinated, harmonious whole.
Genetics. (def 2).
the act of combining or adding parts to make a unified whole
the act of amalgamating a racial or religious group with an existing community
the combination of previously racially segregated social facilities into a nonsegregated system
(psychol) organization into a unified pattern, esp of different aspects of the personality into a hierarchical system of functions
the assimilation of nutritive material by the body during the process of anabolism
(maths) an operation used in calculus in which the integral of a function or variable is determined; the inverse of differentiation
1610s, from French intégration and directly from Latin integrationem (nominative integratio) “renewal, restoration,” noun of action from past participle stem of integrare (see integrate). Anti-discrimination sense is recorded from 1940 in a S.African context.
integration in·te·gra·tion (ĭn’tĭ-grā’shən)
The state of combination or the process of combining into completeness and harmony.
The organization of the psychological or social traits and tendencies of a personality into a harmonious whole.
A physiological increase or building up, as by accretion or anabolism.
A recombination event in which a genetic element is inserted.
In calculus, the process of calculating an integral. Integration is the inverse of differentiation, since integrating a given function results in a function whose derivative is the given function. Integration is used in the calculation of such things as the areas and volumes of irregular shapes and solids. Compare differentiation.
The free association of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds (see ethnicity); a goal of the civil rights movement to overcome policies of segregation that have been practiced in the United States.
Note: Those favoring integration of schools by such forceful means as busing or affirmative action have frequently argued that integration of schools will lead to integration of society as a whole. (See separate but equal.)
a person opposed to or hostile toward intellectuals and the modern academic, artistic, social, religious, and other theories associated with them. a person who believes that intellect and reason are less important than actions and emotions in solving practical problems and understanding reality. of, relating to, or characteristic of anti-intellectuals or their beliefs. Contemporary Examples […]
the policy or doctrine of isolating one’s country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements, etc., seeking to devote the entire efforts of one’s country to its own advancement and remain at peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities. noun a policy of nonparticipation in […]
the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the Talmud. Compare , , . belief in and conformity to this religion, its practices, and ceremonies. this religion considered as forming […]
a percentage of income given to a person in a position of power or influence as payment for having made the income possible: usually considered improper or unethical. a rebate, usually given secretively by a seller to a buyer or to one who influenced the buyer. the practice of an employer or a person in […]