[ in-ti-jer ]
/ ˈɪn tɪ dʒər /
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
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 integernon·in·te·ger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-integer
/ (ˈɪntɪdʒə) /
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 non-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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