Math Definitions - Letter I


Definition of Integer

Definition of Integer

An integer is a number that has no fractional or decimal part.

The integers include

  • The counting numbers
  • zero, and
  • The opposites of the counting numbers \(\{\dots,-3,-2,-1\}\).

The integers can be written down as a single set in the following way:

\( \{\dots,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,\dots\}\)

Some examples of integers are \(-253\),\(-28\), \(0\),\(17\),\(296\) and \(35,457\).


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter I

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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