Keywords: integration, mainstreaming, merger, integrate, mainstream, merge

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. The combination of things so that they are closely linked or so that they form one thing. English = integration.
  2. A social policy that aims at bringing people from different social groups together in work, education and normal social life. English = integration.
  3. An educational policy that aims to educate disadvantaged or disabled people within the normal school system, rather than in special schools. English = mainstreaming.
  4. The combination of two or more things into one thing. English = merger.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To combine things so that they are closely linked or so that they form one thing. English = integrate.
  2. Of people, to mix people together who are from different social groups. Used especially when talking about different racial groups, or disadvantaged groups. English = integrate.
  3. Of disabled people, especially deaf or hearing impaired people, to educate them within the normal school system, rather than in special schools. English = mainstream, integrate.
  4. To combine two or more things into one thing. English = merge.