intricate vs integral : Common Errors in English

About intricate vs integral

An integral part of a machine, organization, or idea is a necessary, inseparable part of it. Many people mistakenly substitute “intricate” for “integral” in the phrase “an integral part.”A very simple bit of metal can be an integral part of an intricate machine.

intricate Meaning(s)

  • (s) having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

integral Meaning(s)

  • (s) existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  • (s) constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
  • (n) the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)
  • (a) of or denoted by an integer

intricate in News

  1. Crafter gets hooked on tapestry crocheting

    Barbara Yascolt of Grosse Pointe Woods has only been crocheting about three years, but she's already expanded her skills to include tapestry crochet, a technique whereby two or more colors of yarn are worked together to create designs with intricate stitc
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Detroit News

  2. New Ravenna Mosaics

    Intricate and detailed, New Ravenna Mosaics’ Miraflores collection by Paul Schatz includes 18 patterns inspired by travels throughout Spain, Portugal and Mexico.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Kitchen and Bath Business

  3. Man Designs Intricate Works of Art Using Excel Spreadsheets

    Some people believe that spreadsheets are a necessary evil for calculating budgets, doing expense reports and organizing lists, but Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi uses spreadsheets to create works of art. The 73-year-old uses AutoShapes in Excel to design traditional-looking Japanese art that is both beautiful to look at and intricately detailed. Horiuchi began making his [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Trending Now via Yahoo! News

integral in News

  1. Pre-Father's Day, Latin Artist Singer AMADIS will be performing live, Saturday, June 15th at Side Street located at ...

    NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral USA Magazine -- Singing from his CD titled "Deseo Veneno," Amadis can also be found on You Tube. Prior to this event, Amadis marched on 5th Avenue in New York with the National Puerto Rican Day Parade where he was well received by the...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: PR Newswire

  2. Integral Technologies Moves Conference Call to June 25, 2013 Due to Recent Positive Corporate Developments

    Integral Technologies, Inc.  , a pioneer in conductive hybrid plastics, announced today that it is moving its conference call originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 11,
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Integral Wealth Securities expands in BC, completing asset transaction with Sora Group Wealth Advisors

    Integral Wealth Securities expands in BC, completing asset transaction with Sora Group Wealth Advisors
    on June 10, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

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