Cardinal numeral

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Cardinal versus ordinal numbers
Cardinal one two three four five six seven eight nine ten googolplexian
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 101010100
Ordinal first second third fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth tenth GPIth
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 101010100th

In linguistics, more precisely in traditional grammar, a cardinal numeral (or cardinal number word) 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. Cardinal numbers are classified as definite numerals and are related to ordinal numbers, such as first, second, third, etc.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ David Crystal (2011). Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (6th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-405-15296-9.
  2. ^ Hadumo Bussmann (1999). Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-20319-7.
  3. ^ James R. Hurford (1994). Grammar: A Student's Guide. Camsixbridge University Press. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-0-521-45627-2.