- 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
to become integrated
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).
To become integrated or undergo integration.
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.