entier

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entier

  1. The greatest integer not exceeding the specified number.
    • 1992, Stochastic and Chaotic Oscillations (translation of a 1987 work by Yu. I. Neimark), Kluwer, ISBN 0792315308, page 70 [1]:
      Let the state of the system vary according to
      ,
      where is the entier of .

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From Old French entier, inherited from Latin integer, integrum. Compare the borrowed doublet intègre.

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entier (feminine singular entière, masculine plural entiers, feminine plural entières)

  1. whole
    des biscuits entiers et des brisés - whole and broken biscuits
  2. (arithmetic) whole (of a number), integer
    un chiffre entier - a whole number
    une valeur entière - an integer value
  3. entire, whole
    le monde entier - the entire world, the whole world
  4. (of bread) wholemeal (UK), wholewheat (US)

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entier m (plural entiers)

  1. (mathematics) integer, whole number

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From Latin integer, integrum.

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entier m (oblique and nominative feminine singular entiere)

  1. entire; whole

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