American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A number indicating position in a series or order. The ordinal numbers are first (1st), second (2nd), third (3rd), and so on.
- n. grammar A word that expresses the relative position of an item in an ordered sequence.
- n. arithmetic A number used to denote position in a sequence.
- n. mathematics A generalized kind of number to denote the size of a well-ordered set.
- n. the number designating place in an ordered sequence
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