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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.

primary integration

The early recognition of the body and its psyche as apart from one's environment.
See also: integration
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Primary Integration has strong expertise in mission-critical applications that require reliable power with multiple levels of redundancy.
Primary Integration is a global technology, engineering and energy services company with a portfolio of five distinct operating businesses in the United States and overseas.
Our key decision criteria for selecting eLoyalty as our primary integration partner was the level of specific industry and technical expertise relative to our enterprise customer management transformation project -- not to mention their track record," according to Jim Livesay, Director of Product Services at A&E Signature Services, a division of Montgomery Ward.
11 per share - excluding non-cash charges for deferred stock-based compensation -- Gross margin improves to 65 percent from 60 percent in Q4 and from 40 percent in prior year Q1 -- Services gross margin improves to 42 percent from 31 percent in Q4 and from 0 percent in prior year Q1 -- Expanded existing alliance relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers as their primary integration partner for the financial services industry -- Announced availability of leading edge B2B exchange offering -- CrossWorlds Trading Partner Interchange -- Announced new connectors for i2, PeopleSoft and Broadvision
Selected by PricewaterhouseCoopers as the primary integration partner for the financial services industry vertical.
Additionally, as the primary integration activities involving Linvatec were completed in the second quarter of 1998, the third quarter's fine results when compared to second quarter 1998 demonstrate that we have successfully accomplished our integration goals.
As institutions continue to move toward convergence of a variety of financial services, ZEUS is positioned to provide the primary integration point for new business applications and back-end systems.
Under the terms of the agreement USWeb Cornerstone becomes the primary integration partner for UpShot in the New York Tri-State Area.
Mobex's ability to bring the right elements together and serve as the primary integration project manager was one of our selling points to the Municipality of Anchorage," said Jones.

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