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integral

adjective uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.ɡrəl/ us    /-t̬ə-/
C1 necessary and important as a part of a whole: He's an integral part of the team and we can't do without him. Bars and terrace cafés are integral to the social life of the city.Essential or necessary contained within something; not separate: All rooms have a flat-screen TV with integral DVD-player. The integral garage had been converted to make another bedroom.
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