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1. assimilation; anabolic action or activity.
2. the combining of different acts so that they cooperate toward a common end; coordination.
3. constructive assimilation of knowledge and experience into the personality.
4. in bacterial genetics, assimilation of genetic material from one bacterium (donor) into the chromosome of another (recipient).
bilateral integration the coordinated use of both sides of the body during activity.
integration of learning the incorporation of previously acquired concepts and behaviors into a variety of new situations, a cognitive performance component of occupational therapy.
primary integration the recognition by a child that his or her body is a unit apart from the environment; it is probably not achieved before the second half of the first year of life.
secondary integration the sublimation of the separate elements of the early sexual instinct into the mature psychosexual personality.
vertical integration the structuring of hospital services in such a manner that a continuum of care is provided.

ver·ti·cal in·teg·ra·tion

(vĕr'ti-kăl in'tĕ-grā'shŭn)
A system that provides primary care, specialty care, or hospitalization, as necessary, through interdisplinary and specialty collaboration.
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In the case of a vertically integrated company, does a warehouse owned by the manufacturer need to record lot codes?
The activities devolved to TSOs will not be able to be reverted to the vertically integrated company.
As a vertically integrated company with a dedicated distribution base of exclusive retailers, Ethan Allen is in a unique position to capitalize on the marketing opportunities on the Web," said Farooq Kathwari, chairman and CEO.
A vertically integrated company, TI Automotive is the world's leading supplier of fluid storage, transfer and delivery systems, including brake, fuel and air-conditioning applications.
Opus Inspection is a fully vertically integrated company with operations in 22 of the United States and several countries.
This merger is the final step in Group's process of building a vertically integrated company under the Technological Strategy approved in 2010.
Under the second option, member states may designate ISO(s) to run networks with ownership retained by the vertically integrated company.
While some industry insiders suggested the deal marks the first time that an Asian manufacturer has made an investment in buying dedicated distribution in the United States, Klein was quick to note that while "we've developed a business with Hsieh over the years, Wickes is not becoming a vertically integrated company.
NEW YORK -- Global Energy (OTCBB:GEYI), today announced that the Company will focus its efforts in growing biofuel and alternative fuels market, by providing a vertically integrated company, covering the entire process of identification of alternative fuels, cultivation, production, to marketing.

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