# Integer

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**Integer**

A mathematical term that has crossed over to the world of computing, an integer is, in the vernacular, a 'whole number' - one that can be expressed without the use of decimal points.

In computing terms, Integers usually have a range too - limits to the highest and lowest numbers that can be expressed. This is usually determined by a combination of the compiler, language and CPU that software is being run on.