The number "2" is an example of an integer.

## integer

- anything complete in itself; entity; whole
- any positive or negative whole number or zero

Origin of integer

L, untouched, whole, entire ; from*in-*, not + base of

*tangere*, to touch: see tact

## integer

noun

*Mathematics*

- A member of the set of positive whole numbers {1, 2, 3, &ellipsis; }, negative whole numbers {−1, −2, −3, &ellipsis; }, and zero {0}.
- A complete unit or entity.

Origin of integer

From Latin,*whole, complete*; see

*tag-*in Indo-European roots.

## integer

(*plural* integers)

- (arithmetic) An element of the infinite and numerable set {...,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,...}.

## integer - Computer Definition

A whole number. In programming, sending the number 123.398 to an integer function would return 123. Integers can be signed (positive or negative) or unsigned (always positive). If signed, the leftmost bit is used as the sign bit, and the maximum value of each sign is thus cut in half. For example, an 8-bit unsigned integer stores the values 0 to 255, whereas an 8-bit signed integer can store -128 to +127. See integer arithmetic and floating point.