Something that is an integral part of something is an essential part of that thing. adj oft ADJ to n
Rituals and festivals form an integral part of every human society...
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1 basic, component, constituent, elemental, essential, fundamental, indispensable, intrinsic, necessary, requisite
2 complete, entire, full, intact, undivided, whole
fractional, inessential, unimportant, unnecessary
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