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integral

adjective
     
in‧te‧gral
1 forming a necessary part of something:
Vegetables are an integral part of our diet.
integral to
Statistics are integral to medical research.
2 [usually before noun] provided as part of something, rather than being separate:
a TV and integral video recorder
integrally adverb

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