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integral

Pronunciation: /ˈɪntɪgrəl/

Translation of integral in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 [part/feature] integral, esencial an integral whole un todo integral to be integral to sth ser* esencial a algo
    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.
    1.2 (built-in) [memory/keyboard/microphone] incorporado
    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.
  • 2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] 2.1 (pertaining to integers) [number] entero 2.2 (pertaining to integration) [equation/calculus] integral
    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.
    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.

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