whole number


whole number

noun

mathematics : a number (such as 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.) that is not a negative and is not a fraction

Full Definition of WHOLE NUMBER

:  any of the set of nonnegative integers; also :  integer

Examples of WHOLE NUMBER

  1. <since percentages have been rounded off to whole numbers, the total will not be exactly equal to 100%>

First Known Use of WHOLE NUMBER

1542

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