A girl bound for college became immediately an integer with which a young man who had not yet mislaid his diploma could reckon.
An integer is a complete or not touched whole; a whole number.
Never, in all the thousands of years of shepherding, have they come to recognize man as an integer.
An integer or two would be more useful to maintain the integrity of the House.
We are to form ourselves on the model of the integer rather than the fraction of humanity.
Korea might just as well be an integer of the Japanese Empire.
He is an integer and never counts for less than one in any relation of life.
Hence, it is of the utmost importance that China remain an integer.
Is a woman a thinking unit at all, or a fraction always wanting its integer?
In all her calculations for the future Mrs. Owen's fortune was an integer.
"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).
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)