Definition of 'integral'
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Example sentences containing 'integral'
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We are an integral part of the country’s future and our expertise must reflect that. Computing (2010)Schools are often viewed as integral parts of an establishment that has done little for regions other than the south. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rugby union is one gigantic chain with one man's role integral to another. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not very often, it’s not an integral part of my day. Computing (2010)But it helped him knuckle down and now he is an integral part of the Burnley machine. The Sun (2017)She became an integral member of our staff. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their witness remains an integral part of the gospel to this day. Christianity Today (2000)They also urge cycle awareness to become an integral part of the driving test. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It remains an integral part of who they are and how they think. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The gradual decline of former champions has become an integral part of the circle of sporting life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has become integral to your success. The Sun (2013)The idea of social enterprise is integral to the role of housing associations being more than that of a landlord. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But theory is not a perfume; it is an integral part of the scientific method. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)As treatise, it is not quite an integral whole. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)We're fully behind him because he is a valuable and integral member of this team. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the former role remains an integral part of any openside's game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He remains an integral part of the set-up and will still be involved around the yard. The Sun (2014)His role is set to become more integral as tonight he receives a visitor who is destined to throw his family into chaos. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Continued from page 13 increasing interest in what we eat and the integral part that food plays at festivals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The problem is not demand: the need for special effects has gone through the roof and become integral to the film industry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)ONCE a fringe player, he has become an integral part of the squad. The Sun (2009)And we've lost something that was integral to the British game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he remains an integral part of the England set-up. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They're an integral part of Englishness. THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)Let's hope it becomes an integral part of gaming instead of just a gimmicky bolt-on. The Sun (2013)It's right that this hunt has become such an integral part of British foreign policy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was to become an integral member of the company for more than 30 years and was a principal for 15 years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While the case led to him being stripped of the England captaincy, he remained an integral part of his club side. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the business world, chartered accountants have become an integral part of UK plc. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'integral'
British English: integral ADJECTIVE
Something that is an integral part of something is an essential part of that thing.
Rituals and festivals form an integral part of every human society.
Definition of integral from the Collins English Dictionary
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