# What is the definition of negative numbers?

numbers whose values are less than zero

### Are negative integers considered whole numbers?

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".