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What is a numeral?



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
  Here are some kinds of numerals:
  A numeral is a kind of

Hartmann and Stork 1972 155


Pei and Gaynor 1954 149

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