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whole number

n.
1. A member of the set of positive integers and zero.
2. A positive integer.
3. An integer.

whole number

n
1. (Mathematics) an integer
2. (Mathematics) a natural number

in•te•ger

(ˈɪn tɪ dʒər)

n.
1. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero.
2. a complete entity.
[1500–10; < Latin: untouched, hence, undivided, whole =in- in-3 + -teg- (comb. form of tag-, base of tangere to touch) + -er adj. suffix]

whole number

(hōl)
A positive integer or zero.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
characteristic - the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
divisor, factor - one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"
common multiple - an integer that is a multiple of two or more other integers
modulus - an integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers; "2 is a modulus of 5 and 9"
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
double digit - a two-digit integer; from 10 to 99
population - the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.); "people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"; "the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"
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Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President.
It may be objected to this, that not seven but nine States, or two thirds of the whole number, must consent to the most important resolutions; and it may be thence inferred that nine States would always comprehend a majority of the Union.
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Georgia, South Carolina, and Maryland are a majority of the whole number of the States, but they do not contain one third of the people.
The whole number of persons collected at Grand Pre finally amounted to four hundred and eighty-three men, and three hundred and thirty-seven women, heads of families; and their sons and daughters, to five hundred and twenty-seven of the former, and five hundred and seventy-six of the latter; making in the whole one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three souls.
Not one of the whole number appeals by look or gesture, to the pity of the people.
The whole number of persons on board amounted to twenty-three.
It must not be understood that this arrangement was known to the whole crowd, but that it was the work of a few leaders; who, mingling with the men as they came upon the ground, and calling to them to fall into this or that parry, effected it as rapidly as if it had been determined on by a council of the whole number, and every man had known his place.
But all these things, with an account how three hundred Caribbees came and invaded them, and ruined their plantations, and how they fought with that whole number twice, and were at first defeated, and one of them killed; but at last, a storm destroying their enemies' canoes, they famished or destroyed almost all the rest, and renewed and recovered the possession of their plantation, and still lived upon the island.
Nevertheless, if we want to make all the values into whole numbers, we will have to change the area of Triangle A.
Weissman explores numbers, mostly whole numbers, equality and order, addition and multiplication, he says, leading to prime numbers, linear and quadratic equations, and number systems that are larger--or maybe just stranger--than whole numbers.