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whole number

noun, Mathematics
1.
Also called counting number. one of the positive integers or zero; any of the numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, …).
2.
(loosely) integer (def 1).
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60
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British Dictionary definitions for whole-number

whole number

noun
1.
an integer
2.
a natural number
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whole-number in Science
whole number  
  1. A member of the set of positive integers and zero.

  2. A positive integer.

  3. An integer.


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