# Definition:Integral

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## Disambiguation

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**Integral** may refer to:

- Analysis:
- Integral Calculus
- Integral:
- Integral: As a synonym for the term
**solution**to a differential equation.

## Linguistic Note

The word **integral** has the following meanings in mathematics:

- From the term
**integral calculus**, where it is defined as the subfield of calculus concerned with the rates at which quantities accumulate

- The adjectival form of the word
**integer**, which is in generally deprecated on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ as much as practical in favour of using the word**integer**itself as an adjective

- In abstract algebra, where it arises in the concept of an integral domain.

In all of the above, the word is pronounced ** in-te-gral**.

In natural language, the adjective **integral**, meaning **necessary** or **inherent**, usually encountered in rhetoric.

When used in this context, its pronunciation is **in- teg-ral**, the stress being on the second syllable.