Meaning of INTEGRAL in English

INTEGRAL

/ ˈɪntɪgrəl; NAmE ; ɪnˈteɡ-/ adjective

1.

integral (to sth) being an essential part of sth :

Music is an integral part of the school's curriculum.

Practical experience is integral to the course.

2.

[ usually before noun ] included as part of sth, rather than supplied separately :

All models have an integral CD player.

3.

[ usually before noun ] having all the parts that are necessary for sth to be complete :

an integral system

►  in·te·gral·ly / ˈɪntɪgrəli; NAmE ; ɪnˈteɡ-/ adverb

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent.: from late Latin integralis , from integer whole, from in- (expressing negation) + the root of tangere to touch. Compare with integrate and integrity .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.