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It depends. Some authors consider "Whole Numbers" to be the positive integers, some consider them to be the non-negative integers, and some consider them to be all integers.

For the first two definitions, numbers like -3 would not be considered "whole numbers".

With the last definition, negative numbers like -3 would be considered a "whole number".

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