Definition of integrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)əˌɡrāt/


[with object]
1Combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole: transportation planning should be integrated with energy policy
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  • She also worked to make sure that all the green elements were properly integrated into the building as a whole so they work as a coordinated system.
  • But we need to look how these specific rules are integrated into the system as a whole.
  • The radio / CD, a front loader, together with the temperature control, forms the centre console, which in turn is integrated with the dashboard.
combine, amalgamate, merge, unite, fuse, blend, mingle, coalesce, consolidate, meld, intermingle, mix;
incorporate, unify, assimilate, homogenize;
1.1Combine (two things) so that they become a whole: the problem of integrating the two approaches
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  • In contrast, the attraction of a peacemaking approach is that it has the potential to combine and integrate these two facets in a more subtle, and balanced, way.
  • Robertson emphasizes that future work should also look to ways that the direct retraining and specific skills approaches can be integrated.
  • A better approach is to integrate the three stages into a highly compact, free-space geometry.
1.2 [no object] (Of a thing) combine with another to form a whole: the stone will blend with the environment and integrate into the landscape
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  • As optical switching technology matures and more meshed networks are deployed, narrowband channelizers will easily integrate into this advanced architecture.
  • The program can also integrate into Windows Explorer's shell context menu, allowing you to quickly add folders with a right-click from within other programs too.
  • The appliances seamlessly integrate into existing network and storage infrastructures, and require no software to be installed on client machines or file servers.
2Bring (people or groups with particular characteristics or needs) into equal participation in or membership of a social group or institution: integrating children with special needs into ordinary schools
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  • Peron preached the doctrine of economic progress and national integration - he created strong trade unions and social institutions that integrated different sections of society into the state.
  • He treated me with the utmost respect, the sex was fab, he bought me cool gifts, integrated me into his social circle, introduced me to the family, etc.
  • Encouraging such striving, they felt, was the best way for poor blacks to escape poverty and integrate themselves fully into American social and political life.
2.1 [no object] Come into equal participation in or membership of society or an institution or body: she was anxious to integrate well into her husband’s family
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  • Many of its members are willing to integrate and try to climb Europe's steep social ladder.
  • During Aznar's first term, Spain fully integrated into European institutions, qualifying for the European Monetary Union.
  • Carlow equal employment programme was approved funding to integrate older workers in the labour market in County Carlow.
2.2Desegregate (a school, neighborhood, etc.), especially racially: there was a national campaign under way to integrate the lunch counters [no object]: cities' efforts to integrate across urban-suburban lines
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  • He attempted to integrate the University of Mississippi, which is only sixty miles south of Memphis.
  • The university opened a law school in 1951 because Florida lawmakers did not want to integrate the University of Florida's law school at the time.
  • A federal judge orders public schools in the Charlotte area to cease special efforts to integrate their schools.
3 Mathematics Find the integral of.
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  • The only way to compute complete trajectories was to integrate the differential equations numerically.
  • This distribution has to be integrated numerically to obtain its first two moments and the average values of the mutation load and inbreeding depression.
  • Also in this letter he asked his advice on integrating equations he had obtained from theoretically modelling bombs dropping.



Pronunciation: /ˌintiɡrəˈbilitē/
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  • The guiding strategic principles are sustained defence capability, integrability, operational partnership, and modernisation and restructuring of the armed forces.
  • In his dissertation, Riemann studied the representability of functions by trigonometric series and gave the conditions for a function to have an integral (what we now call ‘Riemann integrability ‘).
  • He gave the conditions of a function to have an integral, what we now call the condition of Riemann integrability.


Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)əɡrəb(ə)l/
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  • He develops a system of formulas by which it may be determined whether such a system is or is not integrable.
  • But he was the first ever to appreciate, demonstrate and exploit the utility of completely integrable systems of linear homogeneous differential equations for projective differential geometry.
  • But, the specific elements in his speculation emulate previous two-dimensional quantum gravity theories and earlier work on integrable systems.


Mid 17th century: from Latin integrat- 'made whole', from the verb integrare, from integer 'whole' (see integer). Compare with integral and integrity.

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Syllabification: in·te·grate

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