Definition of whole number in English:

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whole number

Pronunciation: /hōl ˈnəmbər/

noun

A number without fractions; an integer.
Example sentences
  • The decimal point separates the whole numbers from the fractions or parts of numbers and so every number has a decimal point, whether we show it or not.
  • For example, the sequence of all squares and cubes of whole numbers begins with the integers 4, 8, 9, 16, 25, 27, and 36.
  • Column addition was performed on whole numbers and then on fractions.

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Syllabification: whole num·ber

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