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cardinal number


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A number used to denote quantity; a counting number.
  • n. A generalized kind of number used to denote the size of a set, including infinite sets.
  • n. A word that expresses a countable quantity; a cardinal numeral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order


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