Origin of integer
Examples from the Web for integers
The integers of language are sentences, and their organs are the parts of speech.
How many times will he have exercised each of the various bonds involved in the four operations with integers shown below?
Organization postulates the differentiation of organs and their combination into integers.
It will save more time in the work with integers than was spent in teaching it!
I felt he was going again over 'fractions' and the 'integers.'The Secret of Charlotte Bront|Frederika Macdonald
British Dictionary definitions for integers
Word Origin for integer
Word Origin and History for integers
"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).
Science definitions for integers
Culture definitions for integers
The whole numbers, plus their counterparts less than zero, and zero. The negative integers are those less than zero (–1, –2, –3, and so on); the positive integers are those greater than zero (1, 2, 3, and so on).