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# integer

[ **in**-ti-jer ]

## noun

*Mathematics.*one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero. Compare whole number.- a complete entity.

integer

/ ˈɪntɪdʒə /

## noun

- 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…
- an individual entity or whole unit

integer

/ ĭn**′**tĭ-jər /

- A positive or negative whole number or zero. The numbers 4, −876, and 5,280 are all integers.

## Other Words From

**non·inte·ger**noun

## Word History and Origins

Origin of integer^{1}

*Latin:*“untouched, undivided, whole, fresh,” equivalent to

*in-*negative prefix +

*-teg-*(combining form of

*tag-,*root of

*tangere*“to touch”) +

*-er*adjective suffix; in-

^{3}

## Word History and Origins

Origin of integer^{1}

*tangere*to touch

## Compare Meanings

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## Example Sentences

More recently in topology, I have enjoyed Josh Greene’s changemaker vectors, whose components can sum to any integer less than their total value, as if making exact change with cash.

Compared to Walker, they’re no longer variables but fixed integers that make Boston the title contender it is.

Note, however, that since 128 is more than 100, there are some integer percentages that can be produced in more than one way from 128 purebreds.

In order to produce any given percentage of huskyness to the nearest integer, you need a contribution “least count” of less than 1% so that you don’t skip any integer.

Gödel numbers are integers, and integers only factor into primes in a single way.

A girl bound for college became immediately an integer with which a young man who had not yet mislaid his diploma could reckon.

But just before the catastrophe one man, integer vitae scelerisque purus, sees the truth.

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.

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