Definition of integrate in English:


Line breaks: in¦te|grate
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntɪgreɪt


[with object]
  • 1Combine (one thing) with another to form a whole: transport planning should be integrated with energy policy a fully equipped laboratory is being integrated into the development
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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.
  • 1.1Combine (two things) so that they form 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 a social group or institution: 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, area, etc.), especially racially: the protest forced the bus companies to integrate the buses [no object]: cities' efforts to integrate
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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: the velocity profile can be obtained by integrating this equation
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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: /ˌɪntɪgrəˈbɪlɪti/
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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: /ˈɪntɪgrəb(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.


Pronunciation: /ˈɪntɪgrətɪv/
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  • India's Muslims themselves have to find the answers to find visionary and bold leaders who have more integrative approaches to the nation and who can impel them towards modernity.
  • Plant growth analysis is an explanatory, holistic and integrative approach to interpreting plant form and function.
  • I feel an integrative approach to health is necessary, as after all we have a physical body and an energy body.


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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