incorporation

Incorporation is making something part of a whole. The incorporation of egg yolks into a hot liquid must be done slowly so the eggs don't curdle.

Incorporation can also refer to making a company a legal corporation, and the "Inc." after many company names stands for "Incorporated." If you're starting a new business, you should look into the laws regarding incorporation in your state, to see if incorporating would make sense for you. When territory is acquired and taken into a larger body, that's also incorporation. The incorporation of your small neighborhood park into the county parks system will help preserve it as a green space.

Definitions of incorporation
  1. noun
    consolidating two or more things; union in (or into) one body
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    type of:
    consolidation, integration
    the act of combining into an integral whole
  2. noun
    including by incorporating
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    types:
    annexation, appropriation
    incorporation by joining or uniting
    type of:
    inclusion
    the act of including
  3. noun
    the act or process of establishing a city or organization as a legal entity
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    type of:
    constitution, establishment, formation, organisation, organization
    the act of forming or establishing something
  4. noun
    learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
    synonyms: internalisation, internalization
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    types:
    introjection
    (psychology) unconscious internalization of aspects of the world (especially aspects of persons) within the self in such a way that the internalized representation takes over the psychological functions of the external objects
    introjection
    (psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego
    type of:
    acquisition, learning
    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
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