# integral

of, relating to, or belonging as a part of the whole; constituent or component: integral parts.

necessary to the completeness of the whole: This point is integral to his plan.

consisting or composed of parts that together constitute a whole.

entire; complete; whole: the integral works of a writer.

Arithmetic. pertaining to or being an integer; not fractional.

Mathematics. pertaining to or involving integrals.

an integral whole.

Mathematics.

Also called Riemann integral. the numerical measure of the area bounded above by the graph of a given function, below by the x-axis, and on the sides by ordinates drawn at the endpoints of a specified interval; the limit, as the norm of partitions of the given interval approaches zero, of the sum of the products of the function evaluated at a point in each subinterval times the length of the subinterval.

a primitive.

any of several analogous quantities.: Compare improper integral, line integral, multiple integral, surface integral.

## Origin of integral

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## Other words for integral

## Other words from integral

- in·te·gral·i·ty, noun
- in·te·gral·ly, adverb
- un·in·te·gral, adjective
- un·in·te·gral·ly, adverb

## Words Nearby integral

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## How to use integral in a sentence

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## British Dictionary definitions for integral

(often foll by to) being an essential part (of); intrinsic (to)

intact; entire

formed of constituent parts; united

maths

of or involving an integral

involving or being an integer

maths the limit of an increasingly large number of increasingly smaller quantities, related to the function that is being integrated (the integrand). The independent variables may be confined within certain limits (definite integral) or in the absence of limits (indefinite integral): Symbol: ʃ

a complete thing; whole

## Derived forms of integral

- integrality (ˌɪntɪˈɡrælɪtɪ), noun
- integrally, adverb

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## Scientific definitions for integral

[ ĭn′tĭ-grəl ]

Involving or expressed as an integer or integers.

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