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Origin of whole number
First recorded in 1550–60
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British Dictionary definitions for whole numbers
a natural number
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Science definitions for whole numbers
A member of the set of positive integers and zero.
A positive integer.
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Culture definitions for whole numbers
The set of familiar numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on) sometimes called natural numbers or counting numbers. When they are called counting numbers, zero is not included.
The whole numbers are also called the positive integers (or the nonnegative integers, if zero is included).
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