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noun in·te·ger \ˈin-ti-jər\

Definition of integer

  1. 1 :  any of the natural numbers, the negatives of these numbers, or zero

  2. 2 :  a complete entity

Examples of integer in a Sentence

  1. Both 10 and -10 are integers.

  2. three is a positive integer

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Origin and Etymology of integer

Latin, adjective, whole, entire — more at entire

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INTEGER Defined for English Language Learners

integer

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Definition of integer for English Language Learners

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


INTEGER Defined for Kids

integer

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noun in·te·ger \ˈin-ti-jər\

Definition of integer for Students

  1. :  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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