Cardinal Number (definition)

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Cardinal numbers are numbers that are used in the syntactical sense for denoting number. They are the numbers that are used for counting. For example, in the sentence, "That cool cat had three chicks" Three is a cardinal number, as a opposed to ordinal numbers which indicate order, as in first, second, and third, or numerals which are the specific words in a language that represent a number, like the word one-hundred.

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