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whole number

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noun Mathematics.
  1. Also called counting number. one of the positive integers or zero; any of the numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, …).
  2. (loosely) integer(def 1).
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Origin of whole number

First recorded in 1550–60
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Related Words for whole number

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

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Historical Examples of whole number

  • So also if the difference in length be any whole-number multiple of that fraction.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

British Dictionary definitions for whole number

whole number

  1. an integer
  2. a natural number
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whole number in Science

whole number

  1. A member of the set of positive integers and zero.
  2. A positive integer.
  3. An integer.
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