# whole number

## Origin of whole number

First recorded in 1550–60

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## Related Words for whole numbers

sum, total, figure, statistic, count, digit, emblem, prime, symbol, character, sign, cipher, cardinal, fraction, representation, numeral, ordinal, googol, numerator, integer## whole number

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## Note

The whole numbers are also called the positive integers (or the nonnegative integers, if zero is included).

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