integral integral  /ˈɪn tə ɡrəl/


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


  1. After the lease of Hongkong came to an end, it became an integral part of China.
  2. The curry has become an integral part of the bill of fare in many English restaurants.
  3. With loneliness the uppermost problem in urban lives, pets have become an integral part of upper middle class homes.


  1. 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

  2. Phoenix Orthodontist Acts as Local Advocate for Ovarian Cancer Walk

    Creating a caring environment is integral to the mission of Murphy Orthodontics. Not only do he and his staff strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for his adult and kid orthodontic patients ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired 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


  1. "While the human element has always been an integral part of baseball, it is vital that mistakes on the field be addressed," Selig said in an e-mailed statement. "Before I announce any decisions, I will consult with all appropriate parties,...
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: Bud Selig Source: BusinessWeek

  2. In a written statement, Bush called Lute "a tremendously accomplished military leader who understands war and government and knows how to get things done," adding that he had "played an integral role in implementing combat operation plans in...
    on May 16, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Senator Biden will be integral to that effort, both in pushing back on the lies that we'll continue to see from our opponents, and in keeping the debate focused on delivering for everyday Americans," Plouffe wrote.
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: David Plouffe Source: Washington Post

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untenable untenable
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