Pronunciation: /ˈɪntɪgr(ə)l , ɪnˈtɛgr(ə)l /
- 1Necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental: games are an integral part of the school’s curriculum systematic training should be integral to library managementMore example sentences
- He was integral to the whole process and I'll probably vote for him in the final round of voting.
- Musically, it often has a really boring part but that part is integral to the chord structure.
- He says one of those ‘bite your thumb’ lines so integral to the whole adolescent love story.
- 1.1Included as part of a whole rather than supplied separately: the unit comes complete with integral pump and heaterMore example sentences
- The integral power supply may be backed up by an external 24-volt DC supply, ensuring continuity of programming and easy mobile use.
- A future mission should treat a Mars lander as an integral part of the whole spacecraft rather than one of its instruments, the report said.
- The best option is either a pressurised system or a power shower, which is a mixer shower with an integral pump.
- 1.2Having all the parts that are necessary to be complete: the first integral recording of the ten Mahler symphoniesMore example sentences
- Now, of course, the composer appears on even major labels with some regularity, and there have been several integral recordings of the symphonies.
- 2 Mathematics Of or denoted by an integer.More example sentences
- Other topics he worked on include algebraic geometry, number theory and integral equations.
- He developed the relation between the algebra of matrices and integral equations as well as studying boundary value problems.
- He was particularly interested in the courses in complex variable, integral equations and differential equations.
- 2.1Involving only integers, especially as coefficients of a function.More example sentences
- To do this we make adjustments in the integral functions.
- Barnes next turned his attention to the theory of integral functions, where, in a series of papers, he investigated their asymptotic structure.
- He received his doctorate for a thesis entitled 'Contributions to the theory of integral functions of finite order' in 1929.
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntɪgr(ə)l /Mathematics Back to top
- 1A function of which a given function is the derivative, i.e. which yields that function when differentiated, and which may express the area under the curve of a graph of the function. See also definite integral, indefinite integral.More example sentences
- In Appendix B, the formula for calculating the integral of a logistic curve is given.
- It describes the integral of the area and the angular extents over which a radiation transfer problem is defined.
- Both the peak values and the integrals under the characteristic fluorescence curves were measured.
- 1.1A function satisfying a given differential equation.More example sentences
- He wrote on algebraic integrals of certain differential equations.
- His first mathematical research was on analysis, in particular concentrating on integrals and solutions of differential equations.
- His work on algebra was an extension of Abel's work on algebraic functions and their integrals.
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- Bede Griffiths observes that the Vedic understanding of the integrality of the three worlds - physical, psychological and spiritual - is a profoundly holistic vision.
- This missing part of a text, called the ‘intertext,’ put like a spell upon the reader, forces him to respond out of his very need for completion, integrality.
- On the contrary, Sylvia Chen rejects her own perceptions as fragmented and objectified and instead discovers the integrality of the landscape to her self.
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- The supportive view has been founded on the pragmatic basis that Britain is integrally linked through imports and exports with the broader European economy.
- In contrast, I had to pay my rent to him integrally by law.
- He looks for the best vocals as those that work integrally to the song.
There are two possible pronunciations for integral as an adjective: one with the stress on the in- and the other with the stress on the -teg-. In British English, the second pronunciation is sometimes frowned on, but both are acceptable as standard.