›necessary and important as a part of something: He's an integral part of the team and we can't do without him.integral to sthThe reliability of our suppliers has been integral to the company's success.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them