# Cardinal numeral

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__: Part of speech used to count__

**Short description**Cardinal | Ordinal | ||
---|---|---|---|

one | 1 | first | 1st |

two | 2 | second | 2nd |

three | 3 | third | 3rd |

four | 4 | fourth | 4th |

five | 5 | fifth | 5th |

six | 6 | sixth | 6th |

seven | 7 | seventh | 7th |

eight | 8 | eighth | 8th |

nine | 9 | ninth | 9th |

ten | 10 | tenth | 10th |

In linguistics, and more precisely in traditional grammar, a **cardinal numeral** (or **cardinal number word**) is a part of speech used to count. Examples in English are the words *one*, *two*, *three*, and the compounds *three hundred [and] forty-two* and *nine hundred [and] sixty*. Cardinal numerals are classified as definite, and are related to ordinal numbers, such as the English *first*, *second*, *third*, etc.^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]}

## See also

- Arity
- Cardinal number for the related usage in mathematics
- English numerals (in particular the
*Cardinal numbers*section) - Distributive number
- Multiplier
- Numeral for examples of number systems
- Ordinal number
- Valency

## References

**Notes**

- ↑ David Crystal (2011).
*Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics*(6th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-405-15296-9. - ↑ Hadumo Bussmann (1999).
*Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics*. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-20319-7. - ↑ James R. Hurford (1994).
*Grammar: A Student's Guide*. Cambridge University Press. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-0-521-45627-2. https://books.google.com/books?id=ZaBKd8pT6kgC&pg=PA23.

Original source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal numeral.
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