intricate vs integral :

intricate vs integral

intricate or integral

Integral refers to an important part of something, a business, idea, machine, etc.

"That young man is an integral part of this operation."

Intricate on the other hand refers to something complex or hard to understand.

"The study of that organization’s charter is very intricate."


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Definitions

  • s  having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate
    intricate lacework

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