V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. being a necessary component of a greater whole; 2. made up of separate parts to form a whole; 3. being complete, without anything missing

Synonyms: fundamental, necessary, indispensable, interdependent, interrelating, complete, essential, undivided, central, whole

Antonyms: unnecessary, dispensable, unimportant, incomplete

Tips: Think of the related noun integer, which means "a whole number." Something integral is a necessary part of a whole. Use integral as a more sophisticated way of saying fundamental and/or indispensable. If something is integral to success, success will not happen without it.

Usage Examples:

Computers are quickly becoming an integral part of every school. (fundamental, indispensable)

To many, a dog is an integral part of the family. (necessary, fundamental)

A solid marketing campaign is integral to the success of this business. (essential, necessary)

Daily exercise is integral to a healthy lifestyle. (fundamental, central, essential)

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