integral - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/ˈɪntɪɡrəl/

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/ɪnˈteɡrəl/
  1. 1
    forming an essential part of something and needed to make it complete
    an integral part (of something):

    Home visits by staff are an integral part of the service.

    integral to:

    The scene isn’t really integral to the plot.

    an integral element/feature:

    Collaboration was becoming an integral element of their teaching strategy.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] British built to form part of something larger and not separate from it

    a house with full gas central heating and integral garage

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