In linguistics, more precisely in traditional grammar, a cardinal number or cardinal numeral (or just cardinal) is a part of speech used to count, such as the English words one, two, three, but also compounds, e.g. three hundred and forty-two (Commonwealth English) or three hundred forty-two (American English). Cardinal numbers are classified as definite numerals and are related to ordinal numbers, such as first, second, third, etc.
- Cardinal number for the related usage in mathematics
- English numerals (in particular the Cardinal numbers section)
- Distributive number
- Numeral (linguistics) for examples of number systems
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