Definition of vertical integration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


vertical integration

BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtɪkl ɪntɪˈɡreɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtɪkl ɪntɪˈɡreɪʃn//
[uncountable] (business)
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the combination in one company of two or more stages of production normally operated by separate companies Vertical integration links retailers to production and processing.