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The integral, or antiderivative, is the basis for integral calculus. It tells you the area under a curve, with the base of the area being the x-axis. Its symbol is what shows up when you press alt+b on the keyboard. It can also be written as d^-1y/dx^-1. The process of finding an integral is known as integration or antidifferentiation.

The antiderivative of sin x from x=0 to x=2<pi> is 2.

The antiderivative of sin x without boundaries is -cos x. (?sin x dx = -cos x)

The antiderivative of sin x without boundaries is -cos x. (?sin x dx = -cos x)

by Calculicious
December 20, 2003

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Note:This definition of integral is alternate to the mathematical type of integral.

Something that, by attempting to do its intended task, inadvertently does the opposite.

Despite popular belief, this does not include things that are broken, such as something that doesn't work or is used improperly.

Something that, by attempting to do its intended task, inadvertently does the opposite.

Despite popular belief, this does not include things that are broken, such as something that doesn't work or is used improperly.

A: I thought of an Integral! There were so many garbage cans on the beach it actually made the beach look less clean.

B: Nice one!

A: I thought of an Integral! I wanted to have fun so I started drinking, but then I drank too much and I threw up and no longer had fun.

B: That's not an integral! You're just stupid.

B: Nice one!

A: I thought of an Integral! I wanted to have fun so I started drinking, but then I drank too much and I threw up and no longer had fun.

B: That's not an integral! You're just stupid.

by Integralty
May 16, 2009

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Representing a stage of thinking which emerges after pluralistic post-modernist thought. Integral consciousness can also be referred to as methodological pluralism, in that unlike the disorder of postmodernism, integralism is characterized, by natural organization, or holons. Integral thought was made popular by American Philosopher Ken Wilber.

Integral philosophy is a school of philosophy.

Related to that school, is the belief that humans develop through relatively similar stages of consciousness as they go through life, one such emerging stage of consciousness is often referred to as the Integral stage, or post-post modernist stage, distinct from the post-modernist stage which preceded it.

Integral philosophy is a school of philosophy.

Related to that school, is the belief that humans develop through relatively similar stages of consciousness as they go through life, one such emerging stage of consciousness is often referred to as the Integral stage, or post-post modernist stage, distinct from the post-modernist stage which preceded it.

Only after orienting ourselves within certain generalizations about the nature of existence and its unfolding. Can we began to move into an integral understanding, of ourselves and our place in the universe.

by Buddha Poop
January 24, 2010

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The one word you NEVER want to hear from your math teacher.

Teacher: Okay class, here are a few exercises on integrals for you to practice on.

Me: AHHHHHHHHHHHH! *runs out of the classroom*

Me: AHHHHHHHHHHHH! *runs out of the classroom*

by Alej0
January 22, 2007