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 for Whole number
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whole \Whole\, a. [OE. hole, hol, hal, hool, AS. h[=a]l well,
     sound, healthy; akin to OFries. & OS. h?l, D. heel, G. heil,
     Icel. heill, Sw. hel whole, Dan. heel, Goth. hails well,
     sound, OIr. c?l augury. Cf. Hale, Hail to greet, Heal
     to cure, Health, Holy.]
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     1. Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all
        the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as,
        the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army;
        the whole nation. "On their whole host I flew unarmed."
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              The whole race of mankind.            --Shak.
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     2. Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken
        or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole
        orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole.
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              My life is yet whole in me.           --2 Sam. i. 9.
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     3. Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness;
        healthy; sound; well.
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              [She] findeth there her friends hole and sound.
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              They that be whole need not a physician. --Matt. ix.
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              When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.
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     Whole blood. (Law of Descent) See under Blood, n., 2.
     Whole note (Mus.), the note which represents a note of
        longest duration in common use; a semibreve.
     Whole number (Math.), a number which is not a fraction or
        mixed number; an integer.
     Whole snipe (Zool.), the common snipe, as distinguished
        from the smaller jacksnipe. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Syn: All; total; complete; entire; integral; undivided;
          uninjured; unimpaired; unbroken; healthy.
     Usage: Whole, Total, Entire, Complete. When we use
            the word whole, we refer to a thing as made up of
            parts, none of which are wanting; as, a whole week; a
            whole year; the whole creation. When we use the word
            total, we have reference to all as taken together, and
            forming a single totality; as, the total amount; the
            total income. When we speak of a thing as entire, we
            have no reference to parts at all, but regard the
            thing as an integer, i. e., continuous or unbroken;
            as, an entire year; entire prosperity. When we speak
            of a thing as complete, there is reference to some
            progress which results in a filling out to some end or
            object, or a perfected state with no deficiency; as,
            complete success; a complete victory.
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                  All the whole army stood agazed on him. --Shak.
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                  One entire and perfect chrysolite. --Shak.
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                  Lest total darkness should by night regain
                  Her old possession, and extinguish life.
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                  So absolute she seems,
                  And in herself complete.          --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whole number
      n 1: any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero;
           "an integer is a number that is not a fraction" [syn:
           integer, whole number]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  whole number
      (Or "whole number") One of the numbers in the set
     	..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...
     There are an infinite number of integers, though each one is
     An inductive definition of an integer is a number that is either
     zero or an integer plus or minus one.  An integer has no
     fractional part.  If written as a real number, e.g. 42.0, the
     part after the decimal point will be zero.
     A natural number is a non-negative integer.
     Computers usually store integers in binary.  Natural numbers can
     be stored as unsigned integers and integers that may be negative
     require a sign bit and typically use twos complement
     representation.  Other representations have been used, such as
     binary-coded decimal.

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