Definition of integer in English:


Syllabification: in·te·ger
Pronunciation: /ˈintijər


  • 1A whole number; a number that is not a fraction.
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    • 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.


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.

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