Integer



[in-ti-jer] /ˈɪn tɪ dʒər/

noun
1.
Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero.
Compare .
2.
a complete entity.
Synonyms: integral, whole.
[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/
adjective, Latin.
1.
blameless in life; innocent.
/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
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).
integer
(ĭn’tĭ-jər)
A positive or negative whole number or zero. The numbers 4, -876, and 5,280 are all integers.
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)

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