Definition of integer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪdʒə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪdʒər//
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a whole number, such as 3 or 4 but not 3.5 Enter any positive integer between 0 and 255. compare fraction Word Originearly 16th cent. (as an adjective meaning ‘entire, whole’): from Latin, ‘intact, whole’, from in- (expressing negation) + the root of tangere ‘to touch’. Compare with entire, also with integral, integrate, and integrity.
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