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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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As a vertically integrated company, LatticePower designs, engineers and manufacturers all the components in its fixtures, optimizing performance and reducing time to market at scale.
Shangri-La is a vertically integrated company famed for its finest teas, tea gardens, in-garden tea leaf processing factories and tea packaging facilities.
The Company's vision includes a commitment to sustainable production and striving to invest in creating a vertically integrated company, including developing better logistical solutions to reduce delivered cost in its destination markets both in Brazil and in the world market.
We are a vertically integrated company with sales of antibodies and other biologics, including Nabi-HB(R) [Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)], a pipeline of products in various stages of development, state-of-the-art manufacturing capability and a cash position that will allow us to advance our near-term pipeline products.
We believe this increase in the plant's net generating capacity is another example of the strength derived from being a vertically integrated company.
The ASX listed (ASX:LCT), vertically integrated company operates globally through offices in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
This acquisition, combined with our existing 17 operating businesses, solidifies our position as a leading vertically integrated company serving the distribution, wholesale and retail collectibles market.
a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings, is a vertically integrated company, with manufacturing facilities and sawmills throughout the United States.

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