Definition of integral
- an integral part of the curriculum
- a seat with integral headrest
She had become an integral part of their lives.
a car dealer respected for his integral honesty and straightforwardness with customers
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'integral.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
of the essence;
: very important and necessary
What made you want to look up integral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Confusing Words—A Quiz