Definition of integer in English:

integer

Line breaks: in|te¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntɪdʒə
 
/

noun

  • 1A number which is not a fraction; a whole number: [as modifier]: integer values
    More example sentences
    • What about those integers in the continued fraction forms of the powers?
    • Whole numbers or integers are often the subject of such pursuits.
    • When talking about modular arithmetic it is important to remember that we are only allowed to use integers, that is whole numbers.
  • 2A thing complete in itself.

Origin

early 16th century (as an adjective meaning 'entire, whole'): from Latin, 'intact, whole', from in- (expressing negation) + the root of tangere 'to touch'. Compare with entire, also with integral, integrate, and integrity.

More definitions of integer

Definition of integer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw