1.

Also called cardinal numeral. any of the numbers that express amount, as one, two, three, etc. (distinguished from ordinal number).

Origin of cardinal number

1585-1595

British Dictionary definitions for cardinal number

noun

1.

a number denoting quantity but not order in a set Sometimes shortened to cardinal

2.

(maths, logic)

- a measure of the size of a set that does not take account of the order of its members Compare natural number
- a particular number having this function

Compare ordinal number

Word Origin and History for cardinal number

cardinal number in Science

cardinal number (kär'dn-əl) A number, such as 3, 11, or 412, used in counting to indicate quantity but not order. Compare ordinal number. |

cardinal number in Technology

The cardinality of some set.

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