integer (ĭn'tĭ-jər) Pronunciation Key
A positive or negative whole number or zero. The numbers 4, -876, and 5,280 are all integers. |
The whole numbers, plus their counterparts less than zero, and zero. The negative integers are those less than zero (–1, –2, –3, and so on); the positive integers are those greater than zero (1, 2, 3, and so on).