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What is a numeral?

 

Definition
 

A numeral is a word, functioning most typically as an adjective or pronoun, that expresses a

 
  • number, and
  • relation to the number, such as one of the following:

    • Quantity
    • Sequence
    • Frequency
    • Fraction
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of numerals:
 
Generic
  A numeral is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 155

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 149


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