[in-ti-gruh l, in-teg-ruh l] /ˈɪn tɪ grəl, ɪnˈtɛg rəl/
of, relating to, or belonging as a part of the whole; constituent or component:
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.
adjective (ˈɪntɪɡrəl; ɪnˈtɛɡrəl)
(often foll by to) being an essential part (of); intrinsic (to)
formed of constituent parts; united
(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) ʃ
a complete thing; whole
late 15c., “of or pertaining to a whole,” from Middle French intégral (14c.), from Medieval Latin integralis “forming a whole,” from Latin integer “whole” (see integer). Related: Integrally. As a noun, 1610s, from the adjective.
Adjective Involving or expressed as an integer or integers.
Noun See definite integral, indefinite integral.
noun 1. the branch of mathematics that deals with integrals, especially the methods of ascertaining indefinite integrals and applying them to the solution of differential equations and the determining of areas, volumes, and lengths. noun 1. the branch of calculus concerned with the determination of integrals and their application to the solution of differential equations, […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. a curve that is a geometric representation of a functional solution to a given differential equation.
noun, Mathematics. 1. an equation in which an integral involving a dependent variable appears.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a commutative ring in which the cancellation law holds true.