Meaning of INTEGRAL in English

■ adjective 'ɪntɪgr(ə)l , ɪn'tɛgr(ə)l

1》 necessary to make a whole complete; fundamental.

↘included as part of a whole.

↘having all the parts necessary to be complete.

2》 Mathematics of or denoted by an integer or integers.

■ noun 'ɪntɪgr(ə)l Mathematics a function of which a given function is the derivative, and which may express the area under the curve of a graph of the function.


~ity noun

~ly adverb


C16: from late L. ~is , from integer (see integer ).


There are two possible pronunciations for ~ as an adjective : one with the stress on the in- and the other with the stress on the -teg- . In British English, the second pronunciation is sometimes frowned on, but both are broadly accepted as standard.

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