1. [syn: integer, whole number]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Integer \In"te*ger\, n. [L. integer untouched, whole, entire.
A complete entity; a whole number, in contradistinction to a
fraction or a mixed number.
Complex integer (Theory of Numbers), an expression of the
form a + b[root]-1, where a and b are real integers.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero;
"an integer is a number that is not a fraction" [syn:
integer, whole number]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "integer":
Gaussian integer, algebraic number, article, cardinal,
cardinal number, cipher, collectivity, complex, complex number,
defective number, digit, embodiment, entirety, entity, even number,
figure, finite number, fraction, imaginary number, impair,
individual, infinity, integration, integrity, irrational,
irrational number, item, mixed number, module, numeral, oneness,
ordinal, organic unity, pair, person, persona, point,
polygonal number, prime number, pure imaginary, rational,
rational number, real, real number, rectangular number,
round number, serial number, single, singleton, soul, surd,
totality, transcendental number, transfinite number, unit, unity,
whole, whole number
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
(Or "whole number") One of the numbers in the set
..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...
There are an infinite number of integers, though each one is
An inductive definition of an integer is a number that is either
zero or an integer plus or minus one. An integer has no
fractional part. If written as a real number, e.g. 42.0, the
part after the decimal point will be zero.
A natural number is a non-negative integer.
Computers usually store integers in binary. Natural numbers can
be stored as unsigned integers and integers that may be negative
require a sign bit and typically use twos complement
representation. Other representations have been used, such as
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
INTEGER. Whole, untouched. Res integra means a question which is new and
undecided. 2 Kent, Com. 177.