From the above, we learned that when the limits of integration (in the case of *a* and *b* above) are specified, it is called a definite integral. Contrarily, if no limits are specified, it is called an *indefinite integral.* Thus, the indefinite integral is most often defined as a function that describes an area under the function’s curve from some undefined point to another arbitrary point. This lack of a specified first point leads to an arbitrary constant (usually denoted as *C*) that is always part of the indefinite integral.