whole number


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whole number any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whole number (Math) a number which is not a fraction or mixed number; an integer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whole number a unit, or a number composed of units, an integral number
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hál, healthy; Ice. heill, Ger. heil. By-form hale (1).


In literature:

Still, Ann Maria had to make up the account of the number of evenings of the whole course.
"The Last of the Peterkins" by Lucretia P. Hale
The whole number of their killed, was probably not less than fifty.
"Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet" by Benjamin Drake
In 1800 the whole number of American ships in foreign and coasting trades and the fisheries had reached a tonnage of 972,492.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
They are a part of the reading of all; they are the whole of the reading of the far greater number.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The men on the roof were fifteen in number and now they devoted their whole attention to the battery.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The whole number of these banks in existence on the day above mentioned was 2,727.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
This makes the whole number of our churches in the South 136.
"The American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 11, November, 1889" by Various
The number of armed men might have been two-thirds of the whole.
"The Knight of the Golden Melice" by John Turvill Adams
One half of the whole number perished.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
A number of letters had accumulated and they had put in the whole afternoon at dictation.
"Bought and Paid For" by Arthur Hornblow
On the right these numbers are given as percentages of the whole number of judgments.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
If its last figure is an even number, multiply the whole by 5, and treat the product as a divisor.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884" by Various
But here appeared the wisdom of restricting the numbers of the professed to a small percentage of the whole Society.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
The whole of his dogs, fourteen in number, including the spaniel already mentioned, were killed after his death.
"The Alleged Haunting of B---- House" by Various
The whole number thus employed in the defense of this extraordinary rampart was said to be ten thousand.
"King Alfred of England" by Jacob Abbott
The whole number of guns carried on one side of a vessel; starboard or port broadside, weather or lee broadside.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
For such was the number of the horsemen who followed Belisarius, and carried through the whole war against the Vandals.
"History of the Wars, Books III and IV (of 8)" by Procopius
It was said that the number of desertions in the squadron in which he served was less than in any other in the whole of that cavalry division.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
We went over the whole building, and afterwards saw the scholars, two hundred and eighty in number, sit down to dinner.
"The Diary of an Ennuyée" by Anna Brownell Jameson
Of the above number 10 French; but uncertain whether on whole or half pay, broken, or of the militia.
"The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII" by Jonathan Swift

In poetry:

The world's number is divided in two,
half being you, half me...
The two of us then make a whole.
And no one is any the wiser
"Outside In/Inside Out " by Ozdemir Asaf
Cool murmur of water through apple-wood
Troughs without number
The whole orchard fills, whilst the leaves
Lend their music to slumber.
"Orchard Song" by Sappho
Though as much offals from my table went,
As wou'd have fed great numbers of the poor,
Yet to the dogs the whole was daily sent,
Whilst Lazarus lay starving at my door.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
Then earth and heaven were rolled up like a scroll;
Time and space, change and death, had passed away;
Weight, number, measure, each had reached its whole;
The day had come, that day.
"From House To House" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

As PGA Tour administrators and the golf industry as a whole count down the seconds until their biggest draw is back on the course, it might be helpful for everyone to take a step back, look at the numbers and breathe a bit.
One question a number people have brought up during this whole Eurogamer affair is whether or not Robert Florence ought to have quoted Lauren Wainwright in the first place .
47 (percent): A prime number in politics and a whole lot else.
If the floor happens to have dimensions that are whole-number multiples of a tile 's width, you don't even have to trim any tiles to complete the pattern.
I went to a number of women's groups and said, "Can you help us find folks," and they brought us whole binders full of women.
There will be a number of center activities for the whole family to participate in during the event.
While there has been a sharp decrease in workplace violence as a whole, the report also found that the number of workplace homicides committed by customers have actually risen in recent years.
New rules will limit the number of calories served and require schools to offer more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, among other changes.
Two rookies assigned to the most dangerous floor at Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail racked up some of the highest numbers of use-of-force incidents in the whole facility, documents show.
The numbers now and then say otherwise, but don't necessarily tell the whole story.
The music sequences we have done — we did 'Afternoon Delight', Adam Scott and his family singing 'Sweet Child O' Mine', we did a whole song for 'Talladega Nights' that got cut out, a big, big musical number — we always do it live on the set.
Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 160 calories.
Black- owned firms grew faster -- both in number and sales -- than US firms did as a whole over a five-year period, according to the latest data available from the Census Bureau.
After mastering whole-number division, students move on to fractional situations such as 6 peanuts feeding 1/2 of an elephant.
We all know that the numbers don't tell the whole story (or as Todd Monken would say, "stats are, really, for losers").

In science:

Then X , Y and Z consist of a whole number of 3-blocks.
There are no iterated morphisms that define the Arshon sequence and the $\sigma$-sequence
One has expected that the average shortest path length of the whole ER graph scales with the number of nodes in the same way as the network diameter.
Average path length in random networks
Also, the lyapunov number is independent of initial point, provided that the motion inside the invariant manifold is ergodic, thus λ(x0 ) characterizes the invariant manifold of random map as a whole.
Hierarchy of random deterministic chaotic maps with an invariant measure
The number of bad edges at the end is at most the number created during the whole process.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Nn or Nn − 1, see Section 3) and this random number depends on the environment as well as on the movement of the particle, we need a result which holds uniformly for a whole collection of valleys.
Valleys and the maximum local time for random walk in random environment
In , certain laws of large numbers for the degree distributions of the whole tree, and as seen from a randomly selected vertex are proved for a class of “non-explosive” weights including linear weights.
Growth of preferential attachment random graphs via continuous-time branching processes
In the whole paper, (an ) is a decreasing positive sequence of real numbers with limn→∞ an = 0.
Conditional large and moderate deviations for sums of discrete random variables. Combinatoric applications
Finally, we should remark that the importance of our results is not only in presenting a set of numbers, but it is in characterizing completely the found phase transition, i.e., to determine the whole set of the critical exponents of the order-disorder phase transition appearing in the system.
Majority-vote model on directed Erdos-Renyi random graphs
Such a configuration is optimal in the sense of providing the whole number of independent observables that can be obtained by an arbitrary number of co-planar and co-located instruments.
Triple Michelson Interferometer for a Third-Generation Gravitational Wave Detector
Thus, a germ at a point x ∈ Σ is characterized by an infinite number of Taylor coefficients (in some parametrization) at x, from which the whole family of equivalent edges can be reconstructed.
Groups of generalized flux transformations in the space of generalized connections
Though this model network captures two most important characteristics of the real world networks, the whole structure of the network still remains a very regular one-d lattice type, whereas real world networks are far more complex with a large number of random connections or seemingly random connections.
How much random a random network is : a random matrix analysis
Their dimensions may, in general, be any number between 1 and the dimension of the whole Hilbert space.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS--Lindblad generators II. General
We will prove that in both cases of the proof of Lemma 7A, the sequence (En (x)) reaches the whole type space in a finite number of steps, uniformly in n and x ∈ T .
The algebraic difference of two random Cantor sets: The Larsson family
In the whole paper the adjective definable (i.e. definable subset, definable mapping) will refer to any fixed o-minimal structure on the ordered field of real numbers R (or, more generally, on a real closed field) .
Definable triangulations with regularity conditions
In the whole paper the adjective definable (i.e. definable subset, definable mapping) will refer to any fixed o-minimal structure on the ordered field of real numbers R.
Invariance of regularity conditions under definable, locally Lipschitz, weakly bi-Lipschitz mappings