integer

[in-ti-jer]
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Origin of integer

1500–10; < Latin: untouched, hence, undivided, whole, equivalent to in- in-3 + -teg- (combining form of tag-, base of tangere to touch) + -er adj. suffix
Related formsnon·in·te·ger, noun

integer vitae

[in-te-ger wee-tahy; English in-ti-jer vahy-tee, vee-tahy]
adjective Latin.
  1. blameless in life; innocent.
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integer

noun
  1. 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…
  2. an individual entity or whole unit

Word Origin for integer

C16: from Latin: untouched, entire, from tangere to touch
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Word Origin and History for integer
n.

"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).

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integer in Science

integer

[ĭntĭ-jər]
  1. A positive or negative whole number or zero. The numbers 4, -876, and 5,280 are all integers.
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