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1. A member of the set of positive integers and zero.
2. A positive integer.
3. An integer.
1. (Mathematics) an integer
2. (Mathematics) a natural number
in•te•ger(ˈɪn tɪ dʒər)
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]
A positive integer or zero.
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|Noun||1.||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"