noun in·te·ger \ˈin-ti-jər\

mathematics : any number that is not a fraction or decimal : any whole number or its negative

Full Definition of INTEGER

:  any of the natural numbers, the negatives of these numbers, or zero
:  a complete entity

Examples of INTEGER

  1. Both 10 and -10 are integers.
  2. <three is a positive integer>

Origin of INTEGER

Latin, adjective, whole, entire — more at entire
First Known Use: 1571

Related to INTEGER

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

Rhymes with INTEGER

INTEGER Defined for Kids


noun in·te·ger \ˈin-ti-jər\

Definition of INTEGER for Kids

:  a number that is a natural number (as 1, 2, or 3), the negative of a natural number (as −1, −2, −3), or 0


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