# Cardinal-number definition

The smallest cardinal numbers are 0, 1, 2, and 3.

The cardinal number "three" can be represented as "3" or "three".

*cardinal number*,

*noun*.

A number, such as 3 or 11 or 412, used in counting to indicate quantity but not order.

noun

Any number used in counting or in showing how many (e.g., two, forty, 627, etc.)

noun

A number used to denote quantity; a counting number.

The smallest cardinal numbers are 0, 1, 2, and 3.

The cardinal number "three" can be represented as "3" or "three".

noun

Attributive form of *cardinal number*, *noun*.

adjective

A number, such as 3, 11, or 412, used in counting to indicate quantity but not order.

Singular:

cardinal-number
Plural:

cardinal-numbers