whole number


noun Mathematics.

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

Origin of whole number

First recorded in 1550–60
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whole number

noun

an integer
a natural number
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whole number in Science

whole number

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