[in-ti-jer]
/ˈɪn tɪ dʒər/

1.

Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero.

Compare whole number.

Origin of integer

1500-1510

Related forms

noninteger, noun

British Dictionary definitions for integers

/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

Word Origin and History for integers

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).

integers in Science

integers in Culture

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).

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Scrabble
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