Origin of integer
Definition for integer (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for integer
We have hinted that the thunny, "Integer et cadavere toto," does not look handsome: vastly less attractive is he when mutilated.
Kean's ordinary card was Edmund Kean, engraved; he generally wrote beneath, 'Integer vit scelerisque purus.'Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 3 of 3)|John Doran
But just before the catastrophe one man, integer vitae scelerisque purus, sees the truth.The Longest Journey|E. M. Forster
Is a woman a thinking unit at all, or a fraction always wanting its integer?Jude the Obscure|Thomas Hardy
The law-abiding man, the honest man, is praised as having been "Integer vitae sceleris purus."Morals and the Evolution of Man|Max Simon Nordau
British Dictionary definitions for integer
Word Origin for integer
Word Origin and History 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).