Meaning of INTEGRATION in English

/ ˌɪntɪˈgreɪʃn; NAmE / noun


[ U , C ] the act or process of combining two or more things so that they work together (= of integrating them) :

The aim is to promote closer economic integration.

His music is an integration of tradition and new technology.


[ U ] the act or process of mixing people who have previously been separated, usually because of colour, race, religion, etc. :

racial integration in schools



early 17th cent.: from Latin integratio(n-) , from the verb integrare , from integer whole, from in- (expressing negation) + the root of tangere to touch.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.