integral

[ in-ti-gruhl, in-teg-ruhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF integral

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTEGRAL

The State exists only as an integral portion of the United States.

The 'prison scenes' are an integral part in Boswell's psychology.

There, if always with his ship (but that was an integral part of him) he could always be as solitary as he chose.

Each Kedy element was the sole personnel of, and was integral with, his vessel.

It is integral with the rest; its troubles are Basin troubles.

A separate and integral part of an empire at large, can have no right to do this.

To some extent, literacy was an integral part of these accomplishments.

Quickly they go, the whole is quick; for they are all parts of one integral action.

Before he spoke, there was nothing; afterwards, it was the integral fact of his life.

It is an integral part of him, like the drawing of his breath.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "of or pertaining to a whole," from Middle French intégral (14c.), from Medieval Latin integralis "forming a whole," from Latin integer "whole" (see integer). Related: Integrally. As a noun, 1610s, from the adjective.

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