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."

Definitions of integral
  1. adjective
    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
    synonyms: built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent
    intrinsic, intrinsical
    belonging to a thing by its very nature
  2. adjective
    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
  3. noun
    the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)
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    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
  4. adjective
    of or denoted by an integer
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