Meaning of INTEGER in English


/ ˈɪntɪdʒə(r); NAmE / noun

( mathematics ) a whole number, such as 3 or 4 but not 3.5

—compare fraction



early 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 .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.