In computing time, ordinal numbers are reckoned the same as cardinal numbers.
The cardinal numbers never change their forms for case or number.
In one sense the cardinal numbers form no part of a work on etymology.
The same is the case with some of the pronouns and many of the cardinal numbers.
Few persons have an adequate idea of the important part the cardinal numbers are now playing in the cause of Liberty.
It includes all the cardinal numbers, and, as the completion of multiplicity, is used to indicate a perfect whole.
Also in addition to the cardinal numbers there are the ordinal numbers: the fifth apple and the tenth pear claim thought.
Generally speaking, the greater part of the cardinal numbers are undeclined.
This whole process is familiar; it gives the series of the positive whole numbers, that is, the cardinal numbers.
Fractionals are formed by adding the suffix -on (plus the endings o, a, or e as required) to the cardinal numbers.
|cardinal number |
A number, such as 3, 11, or 412, used in counting to indicate quantity but not order. Compare ordinal number.
Numbers that indicate the quantity of things in a group or set, but not the order or arrangement of those things. One, two, and one thousand are cardinal numbers. (Compare ordinal numbers.)