from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Essential or necessary for completeness; constituent: The kitchen is an integral part of a house.
- adj. Possessing everything essential; entire.
- adj. Mathematics Expressed or expressible as or in terms of integers.
- adj. Mathematics Expressed as or involving integrals.
- n. A complete unit; a whole.
- n. Mathematics A number computed by a limiting process in which the domain of a function, often an interval or planar region, is divided into arbitrarily small units, the value of the function at a point in each unit is multiplied by the linear or areal measurement of that unit, and all such products are summed.
- n. Mathematics A definite integral.
- n. Mathematics An indefinite integral.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Constituting a whole together with other parts or factors; not omittable or removable
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or being an integer.
- n. A number, the limit of the sums computed in a process in which the domain of a function is divided into small subsets and a possibly nominal value of the function on each subset is multiplied by the measure of that subset, all these products then being summed.
- n. Antiderivative
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lacking nothing of completeness; complete; perfect; uninjured; whole; entire.
- adj. Essential to completeness; constituent, as a part; pertaining to, or serving to form, an integer; integrant.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or being, a whole number or undivided quantity; not fractional.
- adj. Pertaining to, or proceeding by, integration.
- n. A whole; an entire thing; a whole number; an individual.
- n. An expression which, being differentiated, will produce a given differential. See differential Differential, and Integration. Cf. Fluent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to a whole composed of parts spatially distinct (as a human body of head, trunk, and limbs), or of distinct units (as a number).
- Hence, and by a reversion to the classical meaning of integer
- Unmaimed; unimpaired.
- Intrinsic; belonging as a part to the whole, and not a mere appendage to it.
- In mathematics: Of, pertaining to, or being a whole number or undivided quantity.
- Pertaining to or proceeding by integration: as, the integral method.
- n. An integral whole; a whole formed of parts spatially distinct, or of numerical parts.
- n. An integral part.
- n. In mathematics, the result of integration, or the operation inverse to differentiation.
- n. See the adjectives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)
- adj. constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
- adj. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
- adj. of or denoted by an integer
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin integrālis, making up a whole, from Latin integer, complete; see integer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin integralis, from Latin integer ("entire"); see integer. (Wiktionary)