whole number

[ hohl-nuhm-ber ]
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  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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British Dictionary definitions for whole number

whole number

  1. an integer

  2. a natural number

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Scientific definitions for whole number

whole number

  1. A member of the set of positive integers and zero.

  2. A positive integer.

  1. An integer.

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