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

 

vertical integration

 noun
noun
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.