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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**

Sense 1 | integral ^{[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)

Sense 1 | integral ^{[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 2 | integral ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

Constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged

**Synonyms:**

**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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