# integral

### adjective

### noun

- 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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## Related Words for integral

indispensable, intrinsic, essential, elemental, indivisible, constituent, requisite, component, fundamental, perfect, aggregate, full, whole, entire, intact, unbroken, undivided, choate## Examples from the Web for integral

### Contemporary Examples of integral

Sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll have always been an integral part of her story.

Throwing up is an integral part of the ceremony, and shamans encourage it.

This is because espionage has become an integral part of American statecraft.

At first this is integral to the fantasy; it's visually stimulating.

Not so this time, as Fury had an integral reason for being there, and added muscle, brains and plenty of sharp lines.

### Historical Examples of integral

The State exists only as an integral portion of the United States.

'Tis Sixty Years SinceCharles Francis Adams

The 'prison scenes' are an integral part in Boswell's psychology.

James BoswellWilliam Keith Leask

There, if always with his ship (but that was an integral part of him) he could always be as solitary as he chose.

ChanceJoseph Conrad

Each Kedy element was the sole personnel of, and was integral with, his vessel.

Masters of SpaceEdward Elmer Smith

It is integral with the rest; its troubles are Basin troubles.

The Nation's RiverUnited States Department of the Interior