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Definition of "integral" []

  • Essential or necessary for completeness; constituent: The kitchen is an integral part of a house. (adjective)
  • Possessing everything essential; entire. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Expressed or expressible as or in terms of integers. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Expressed as or involving integrals. (adjective)
  • A complete unit; a whole. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "integral" in a sentence
  • "Of course, I disagree in that I-I "owns", in any meaningful sense, the term integral, or that "they ARE the authority"."
  • "Is the term integral or superfluous to the substance of these papers?"
  • ""We had a bet about the pronunciation of the word 'integral'," he recalls."