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INTEGRAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does integral mean? 

INTEGRAL (noun)
  The noun INTEGRAL has 1 sense:

1. the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)

  Familiarity information: INTEGRAL used as a noun is very rare.


INTEGRAL (adjective)
  The adjective INTEGRAL has 2 senses:

1. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
2. constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged

  Familiarity information: INTEGRAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTEGRAL (noun)


Sense 1integral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("integral" is a kind of...):

calculation; computation; figuring; reckoning (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "integral"):

indefinite integral (the set of functions F(x) + C, where C is any real number, such that F(x) is the integral of f(x))

definite integral (the integral of a function over a definite interval)


INTEGRAL (adjective)


Sense 1integral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

Synonyms:

built-in; inbuilt; inherent; integral; constitutional

Context examples:

the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity / a constitutional inability to tell the truth

Similar:

intrinsic; intrinsical (belonging to a thing by its very nature)


Sense 2integral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged

Synonyms:

intact; entire; integral

Context examples:

a local motion keepeth bodies integral / was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime / fought to keep the union intact

Similar:

whole (including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete)


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