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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the set of positive whole numbers {1, 2, 3, … }, negative whole numbers {−1, −2, −3, … }, and zero {0}.
  • noun A complete unit or entity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An entire entity; particularly, in arithmetic, a whole number, in contradistinction to a fraction. Thus, in the number 54.7, 54 is an integer, and .7 a fraction (seven tenths of a unit).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A complete entity; a whole number, in contradistinction to a fraction or a mixed number.
  • noun (Theory of Numbers) an expression of the form a + b√-1, where a and b are real integers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin, whole, complete; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

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