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integer

[ in-ti-jer ]
/ ˈɪn tɪ dʒər /
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noun
Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero.Compare whole number.
a complete entity.

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Origin of integer

First recorded in 1500–10; from Latin: “untouched, undivided, whole, fresh,” equivalent to in- negative prefix + -teg- (combining form of tag-, root of tangere “to touch”) + -er adjective suffix; see in-3

OTHER WORDS FROM integer

non·in·te·ger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for integer

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

Word Origin for integer

C16: from Latin: untouched, entire, from tangere to touch
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Scientific definitions for integer

integer
[ ĭntĭ-jər ]

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