# integer

## integer

[in-ti-jer]
noun
1.
Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero. Compare whole number.
2.
a complete entity. integral, whole.

Origin:
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

noninteger, noun
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## integer vitae

[in-te-ger wee-tahy; English in-ti-jer vahy-tee, vee-tahy]
Latin.
blameless in life; innocent.
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 integer (ˈɪntɪdʒə) —n 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 [C16: from Latin: untouched, entire, from tangere to touch]

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integer
1508, "whole, entire" (adj.), from L. integer "whole," lit. "intact, untouched," from in- "not" + root of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Noun meaning "a whole number" (opposed to fraction) first recorded 1571.
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 integer   (ĭn'tĭ-jər)  Pronunciation Key  A positive or negative whole number or zero. The numbers 4, -876, and 5,280 are all integers.
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### integer definition

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(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.
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Example sentences
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.
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