Meaning of INTEGER in English

INTEGER

< mathematics > (Or "whole number") One of the finite numbers in the infinite set

..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...

An inductive definition of an integer is a number that is either zero or an integer plus or minus one. An integer is a number with no fractional part. If written as a fixed-point number, the part after the decimal (or other base) point will be zero.

A natural number is a non-negative integer.

(2002-04-07)

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