In nonstandard analysis, a hyperinteger n is a hyperreal number that is equal to its own integer part. A hyperinteger may be either finite or infinite. A finite hyperinteger is an ordinary integer. An example of an infinite hyperinteger is given by the class of the sequence (1, 2, 3, ...) in the ultrapower construction of the hyperreals.
The standard integer part function:
defined for all hyperreal x, and we say that x is a hyperinteger if Thus the hyperintegers are the image of the integer part function on the hyperreals.
The set of all hyperintegers is an internal subset of the hyperreal line . The set of all finite hyperintegers (i.e. itself) is not an internal subset. Elements of the complement are called, depending on the author, nonstandard, unlimited, or infinite hyperintegers. The reciprocal of an infinite hyperinteger is always an infinitesimal.