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English definition of “integral”

integral

adjective     /ˈɪn.tɪ.ɡrəl/ US  /-t̬ə-/
C1 necessary and important as a part of, or contained within, 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
(Definition of integral adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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