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English definition of “integration”

integration

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən/
the process of combining two or more things into one: integration across sth We need to reduce the differences between local units, with the aim of greater integration across markets.integration between sth and sth How can we achieve a higher level of integration between our company and our supply-chain partners?integration into sth The book examines China's integration into the global economy.integration (of sth) with sth One of the company's weaknesses is poor integration of business processes with information systems.close/smooth/total integration The new database will mean smoother integration with suppliers.
the process of becoming part of a group of people: integration (of sb) into sth The purpose of the induction program is to encourage the integration of new staff into the team.integration with sth The manager assesses other aspects of a new employee's development, such as social integration with colleagues.
→  See also backward integration , computer telephony integration , data integration , economic integration , Enterprise Application Integration , forward integration , global integration , horizontal integration strategy , HR integration , knowledge integration , horizontal integration , market integration , vertical integration , vertical integration strategy
(Definition of integration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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