# integer

[ in-ti-jer ]

/ ˈɪn tɪ dʒər /

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### noun

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-

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non·in·te·ger, noun## Words nearby integer

Intal, intangible, intarsia, intarsist, int. cib., integer, integers, integer vitae, integrable, integral, integral calculus

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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

[ ĭn′tĭ-jər ]

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

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