Origin of integer
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Historical Examples of integer
An integer or two would be more useful to maintain the integrity of the House.
An integer is a complete or not touched whole; a whole number.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
In my former book I handled Japan as an integer, avoiding implications.
Korea might just as well be an integer of the Japanese Empire.
Hence, it is of the utmost importance that China remain an integer.
Word Origin for 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).