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integer

[in-ti-jer] /ˈɪn tɪ dʒər/
noun
1.
Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero.
Compare whole number.
2.
a complete entity.
Synonyms: integral, whole.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; < Latin: untouched, hence, undivided, whole, equivalent to in- in-3 + -teg- (combining form of tag-, base of tangere to touch) + -er adj. suffix
Related forms
noninteger, noun

integer vitae

[in-te-ger wee-tahy; English in-ti-jer vahy-tee, vee-tahy] /ˈɪn tɛ gɛr ˈwi taɪ; English ˈɪn tɪ dʒər ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ/
Latin.
1.
blameless in life; innocent.
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Examples from the web for integer
  • And in a few places, the cow is still something more than a warm-blooded economic integer or a plague on the hoof.
  • Derivatives and integrals are convenient to manipulate integer dimensions.
  • integer factorization is often confused with the closely related primality problem.
British Dictionary definitions for integer

integer

/ˈɪntɪdʒə/
noun
1.
any rational number that can be expressed as the sum or difference of a finite number of units, being a member of the set …–3, –2, –1, 0, 1, 2, 3…
2.
an individual entity or whole unit
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: untouched, entire, from tangere to touch
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Word Origin and History for integer
n.

"a whole number" (opposed to fraction), 1570s, from Latin integer (adj.) "whole, complete," figuratively, "untainted, upright," literally "untouched," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + root of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). The word was used earlier in English as an adjective meaning "whole, entire" (c.1500).

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integer in Science
integer
  (ĭn'tĭ-jər)   
A positive or negative whole number or zero. The numbers 4, -876, and 5,280 are all integers.
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integer in Technology
mathematics
(Or "whole number") One of the finite numbers in the infinite set
..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...
An inductive definition of an integer is a number that is either zero or an integer plus or minus one. An integer is a number with no fractional part. If written as a fixed-point number, the part after the decimal (or other base) point will be zero.
A natural number is a non-negative integer.
(2002-04-07)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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