a. The act or process of integrating.
b. The state of becoming integrated.
2. The bringing of people of different racial or ethnic groups into unrestricted and equal association, as in society or an organization; desegregation.
3. Psychology The organization of the psychological or social traits and tendencies of a personality into a harmonious whole.
4. Mathematics The process of computing an integral; the inverse of differentiation.
5. Electronics The process of placing more than one integrated circuit on a single microchip.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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