Cardinal-number definition

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A number, such as 3 or 11 or 412, used in counting to indicate quantity but not order.
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Any number used in counting or in showing how many (e.g., two, forty, 627, etc.)
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(grammar) A word that expresses a countable quantity; a cardinal numeral.

"Three" is a cardinal number, while "third" is an ordinal number.

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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".

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(mathematics) A generalized kind of number used to denote the size of a set, including infinite sets.
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Attributive form of cardinal number, noun.

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

Noun

Singular:
cardinal-number
Plural:
cardinal-numbers