Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero.: Compare whole number.
a complete entity.
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- non·in·te·ger, noun
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How to use integer in a sentence
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.Why Mathematicians Should Stop Naming Things After Each Other - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Laura Ball | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
Compared to Walker, they’re no longer variables but fixed integers that make Boston the title contender it is.Give Boston’s Kemba Walker A Double Pick And Watch Him Work | Michael Pina | August 31, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
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.How to Design (or at Least Model) Mixed Dog Breeds | Pradeep Mutalik | July 31, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
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.How to Design (or at Least Model) Mixed Dog Breeds | Pradeep Mutalik | July 31, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
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.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
But just before the catastrophe one man, integer vitae scelerisque purus, sees the truth.The Longest Journey | E. M. Forster
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.
British Dictionary definitions for integer
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
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Scientific definitions for integer
A positive or negative whole number or zero. The numbers 4, -876, and 5,280 are all integers.
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