# 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.

Posted: 06 July 2007

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