- The definition of integrate is to combine two or more things to create one new whole or to intermix a minority population with a majority one.
- An example of integrate is when you combine two different solutions to a problem to create one better solution.
- An example of integrate is when you create a cohesive plan for education by mixing different educational styles.
- An example of integrate is when affirmative action works to achieve more minorities in the workplace.
transitive verbintegrated, integrating
- to make whole or complete by adding or bringing together parts
- to put or bring (parts) together into a whole; unify
- to give or indicate the whole, sum, or total of
- to remove the legal and social barriers imposing segregation upon (racial groups) so as to permit free and equal association
- to abolish segregation in; desegregate (a school, neighborhood, etc.)
- to calculate the integral or integrals of (a function, equation, etc.)
- to perform the process of integration upon
- Psychol. to cause to undergo integration
Origin of integrate; from Classical Latin integratus, past participle of integrare, to make whole, renew ; from integer: see integer
verbinte·grat·ed, inte·grat·ing, inte·grates
- To make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify: a report that integrates the findings of previous studies.
- a. To join with something else; unite: a music program that was integrated with the general curriculum.b. To make part of a larger unit: integrated the new procedures into the work routine.
- a. To open (an institution, for example) to people of all races or ethnic groups without restriction; desegregate.b. To admit (a racial or ethnic group) to equal membership in an institution or society.
- Mathematics a. To calculate the integral of.b. To perform integration on.
- Psychology To bring about the integration of (personality traits).
Origin of integrateFrom Middle English, intact, from Latin integrātus, past participle of integrāre, to make whole, from integer, complete; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present integrates, present participle integrating, simple past and past participle integrated)
- To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
- To indicate the whole of; to give the sum or total of; as, an integrating anemometer, one that indicates or registers the entire action of the wind in a given time.
- (mathematics) To subject to the operation of integration; to find the integral of.
- To desegregate, as a school or neighborhood.