What does integer mean?

Definitions for integerˈɪn tɪ dʒər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. integer, whole number(noun)

    any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero

    "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"


  1. integer(Noun)

    An element of the infinite and numerable set {...,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,...}.

  2. Origin: From integer, from in + tangere; see tangere, tact.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Integer(noun)

    a complete entity; a whole number, in contradistinction to a fraction or a mixed number

  2. Origin: [L. integer untouched, whole, entire. See Entire.]


  1. Integer

    An integer is a number that can be written without a fractional or decimal component. For example, 21, 4, and −2048 are integers; 9.75, 5½, and √2 are not integers. The set of integers is a subset of the real numbers, and consists of the natural numbers and the negatives of the non-zero natural numbers. The name derives from the Latin integer. The set of all integers is often denoted by a boldface Z, which stands for Zahlen. The integers form the smallest group containing the additive monoid of the natural numbers. Like the natural numbers, the integers form a countably infinite set. In algebraic number theory, these commonly understood integers, embedded in the field of rational numbers, are referred to as rational integers to distinguish them from the more broadly defined algebraic integers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Integer

    in′te-jėr, n. that which is left untouched or undiminished, a whole: (arith.) a whole number, as opposed to a fraction.—adj. In′tegral, entire or whole: not fractional: unimpaired: intrinsic, belonging as a part to the whole.—n. a whole: the whole as made up of its parts.—adv. In′tegrally.—adj. In′tegrant, making part of a whole: necessary to form an integer or an entire thing.—v.t. In′tegrāte, to make up as a whole: to make entire: to renew.—n. Integrā′tion.—Integral function (algebra), a function which does not include the operation of division in any of its terms (see Function). [L.,—in, not, root of tangĕre, to touch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. integer

    Is a whole number.

    The set of integers consists of zero (0), the natural numbers (1, 2, 3, …), which are whole numbers and their additive inverses (the negative integers, i.e. −1, −2, −3, …).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of integer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of integer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harold Abelson:

    If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.

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