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.
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.
- in·te·gral·i·ty, noun
- in·te·gral·ly, adverb
- un·in·te·gral, adjective
- un·in·te·gral·ly, adverb
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How to use integral in a sentence
Much like Salesforce president and COO Bret Taylor told TechCrunch recently, that platform approach has been an integral part of its success, and Levie sees it similarly for Box.Box benefits from digital transformation as it raises its growth forecast | Ron Miller | August 27, 2020 | TechCrunch
In one recent high-profile case, the USPIS was integral to bringing down the online drug site known as the Silk Road.5 crazy details from the case against Steve Bannon—including ‘a boat named Warfighter’ | Jeff | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
Researchers use computers to essentially guess at millions of relationships and laboriously extract the combinations of integrals that matter.The Mathematical Structure of Particle Collisions Comes Into View | Charlie Wood | August 20, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
You will also work with our producer and host, Galen Druke, every week, playing an integral role in what goes on the air.We’re Looking For A Temporary Producer For Our Politics Podcast | Galen Druke | August 5, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Both might be integral in generating energy from the manganese or one could be the main driver.Scientists stumbled across the first known manganese-fueled bacteria | Carolyn Beans | July 21, 2020 | Science News
Sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll have always been an integral part of her story.Sex, Drugs, and Kate Moss: Secrets of a Wild Supermodel | Tom Sykes | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.How ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Finally Found Its Way | Jason Lynch | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This tube T therefore becoming an integral part of the block itself.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
We are forced by the facts to regard the matter as an integral part of the business transaction related in this narrative.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
The books I could not get at, finding no way to open the transparent panels which seemed an integral part of the wall.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
For in the view of the Greeks the words (lexis) were an integral part of the whole composition.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
They loved to consider themselves an integral part of the British empire.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for integral
(often foll by to) being an essential part (of); intrinsic (to)
formed of constituent parts; united
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
- integrality (ˌɪntɪˈɡrælɪtɪ), noun
- integrally, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for integral
Involving or expressed as an integer or integers.
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