# 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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