integer

[ in-ti-jer ]
/ ˈɪn tɪ dʒər /

noun

Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero.Compare whole number.
a complete entity.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM integer

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

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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Science definitions for integers

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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Culture definitions for integers

integers
[ (in-tuh-juhrz) ]

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).

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