# integral

Integral is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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### Pronunciation

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 Positive integral Comparative more integral Superlative most integral
1. Integral parts, elements, etc. belong to a larger whole, often being necessary.
The parks and green spaces are an integral part of the city.
Regular training is regarded as integral to management.
Integral to this research was how the healthy body defends against bacteria.

## Noun

1. (countable) An integral is the result of a particular mathematical function.
${\displaystyle F(x)}$ is the integral of ${\displaystyle f(x)}$ if ${\displaystyle dF/dx=f(x)}$