integral

Something that is integral is very important or necessary. If you are an integral part of the team, it means that the team cannot function without you.

An integral part is necessary to complete the whole. In this sense, the word essential is a near synonym. In mathematics, there are integrals of functions and equations. Integral is from Middle English, from Medieval Latin integralis "making up a whole," from Latin integer "untouched, entire."

Primary Meanings of integral

1.
adj
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
2.
nadj
the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)
of or denoted by an integer
Full Definitions of integral
1

adj existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

Synonyms:
built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent
intrinsic, intrinsical
belonging to a thing by its very nature

adj constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged

“"a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon”
Synonyms:
entire, intact
whole
including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete
2

n the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)

Types:
indefinite integral
the set of functions F(x) + C, where C is any real number, such that F(x) is the integral of f(x)
definite integral
the integral of a function over a definite interval
Type of:
calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning
problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

adj of or denoted by an integer

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