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cardinal number

noun

Simple Definition of cardinal number

  • : a number (such as 1, 2, or 3) that is used in simple counting and shows quantity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cardinal number

  1. 1 :  a number (as 1, 5, 15) that is used in simple counting and that indicates how many elements there are in an assemblage — see number table

  2. 2 :  the property that a mathematical set has in common with all sets that can be put in one-to-one correspondence with it

1591

First Known Use of cardinal number

1591


CARDINAL NUMBER Defined for Kids

cardinal number

noun

Definition of cardinal number for Students

  1. :  a number (as 1, 5, 22) that is used in simple counting and answers the question “how many?”





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