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What is a cardinal numeral?

 

Definition
 

A cardinal numeral is a numeral of the class whose members are

 
  • considered basic in form
  • used in counting, and
  • used in expressing how many objects are referred to.
Examples (English)
 
  • one
  • two
  • twenty
  • one hundred
Generic
  A cardinal numeral is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 52

 

Crystal 1987 416

 

Mish 1991 207


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