cardinal number

cardinal number (plural cardinal numbers)

  1. A number used to denote quantity; a counting number; a cardinal.
    The smallest cardinal numbers are 0, 1, 2, and 3.
    The cardinal number "three" can be represented as "3" or "three".
  2. (mathematics) A generalized kind of number used to denote the size of a set, including infinite sets.
  3. (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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