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integral

in·te·gral

integral

 
pronunciation:
In t grl
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being an essential part of the whole.
Hydrogen is integral to the water molecule.Although a minor character, she is integral to the play.These columns are integral to the design.
antonyms:
accessory
similar words:
component, constituent, intrinsic, organic
definition 2: indispensable; essential.
His idea was integral to the success of the plan.As the driver of the getaway car, he was an integral part of the gang.
synonyms:
essential, indispensable
antonyms:
incidental, peripheral
similar words:
important
definition 3: composed of parts which when integrated create a whole.
The council put forward an integral plan of development for the area.
derivation: integrally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word integral contains the following part:
integ Latin root that means whole