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The Antonym of Integer

What is the antonym of integer (whole number)? I found nothing in any dictionaries or a clear answer on the web, but this in the Wikipedia:

Historically, any number that did not represent a whole was called a "fraction". The numbers that we now call "decimals" were originally called "decimal fractions"; the numbers we now call "fractions" were called "vulgar fractions", the word "vulgar" meaning "commonplace".

"Fraction" makes sense, as anything that is not integer (whole) is fractured (broken). Or is it?


Hey: I heard someone saying Float number.