Integral meaning

ĭntĭ-grəl, ĭn-tĕgrəl
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Necessary for completeness; essential.

An integral part.

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Whole or complete.
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The definition of integral is anything that is necessary in order for something to be completed.

An example of integral is the study of basic math in an elementary school curriculum.

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A complete unit; a whole.
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Essential or necessary for completeness; constituent.

The kitchen is an integral part of a house.

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Possessing everything essential; entire.
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Made up of parts forming a whole.
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A whole.
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Involving or expressed as an integer or integers.
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(space science, ESA) Initialism of INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory. (a satellite of the European Space Agency)
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Origin of integral

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin integrālis making up a whole from Latin integer complete integer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition