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What is an ordinal numeral?

 

Definition
 

An ordinal numeral is a numeral belonging to a class whose members designate positions in a sequence.

Examples (English)
 
  • First
  • Second
  • Third
Generic
  An ordinal numeral is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 252

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 159

 

Mish 1991 831


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