"cardinal number" meaning in English

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Noun

Forms: cardinal numbers [plural]
Head templates: {{en-noun}} cardinal number (plural cardinal numbers)
  1. A number used to denote quantity; a counting number; a cardinal. Categories (topical): Numbers, Set theory Synonyms: cardinal [numeral], word [cardinal, numeral] Coordinate_terms: distributive number [grammar, linguistics, human-sciences, sciences], multiplier [grammar, linguistics, human-sciences, sciences], ordinal number [grammar, linguistics, human-sciences, sciences] Translations (number denoting quantity): zenbaki kardinal (Basque), অঙ্কবাচক সংখ্যা (oṅkobacok śoṅkha) (Bengali), nombre cardinal [masculine] (Catalan), 基數 (Chinese Mandarin), 基数 (jīshù) (Chinese Mandarin), kardinaltal [neuter] (Danish), kardinalo (Esperanto), kardinaalarv (Estonian), grundtal [neuter] (Faroese), kardinaaliluku (Finnish), perusluku (Finnish), nombre cardinal [masculine] (French), número cardinal [masculine] (Galician), რაოდენობითი რიცხვითი სახელი (raodenobiti ricxviti saxeli) (Georgian), Kardinalzahl [feminine] (German), Grundzahl [feminine] (German), απόλυτος αριθμός (apólytos arithmós) [masculine] (Greek), tőszám (Hungarian), fjöldatala [feminine] (Icelandic), höfuðtala [feminine] (Icelandic), bunuimhir [feminine] (Irish), numero cardinale [masculine] (Italian), 基数 (kisū) (alt: きすう) (Japanese), 기수 (gisu) (Korean), nombor kardinal (Malay), tau maha (Maori), número cardinal [masculine] (Portuguese), numeral cardinal [neuter] (Romanian), număr cardinal [neuter] (Romanian), кардина́льное число́ (kardinálʹnoje čisló) [neuter] (Russian), número cardinal [masculine] (Spanish), kardinaltal [neuter] (Swedish), grundtal [neuter] (Swedish), bilang na paulat (Tagalog), asıl sayı (Turkish), số đếm (Vietnamese), rhif prifol (Welsh)
    Sense id: en-cardinal_number-en-noun-ulMQN4Uy Disambiguation of Numbers: 44 19 38 Disambiguation of Set theory: 39 29 32 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English entries with topic categories using raw markup, English terms with non-redundant non-automated sortkeys, Parts of speech Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 58 6 36 Disambiguation of English entries with topic categories using raw markup: 68 9 24 Disambiguation of English terms with non-redundant non-automated sortkeys: 58 9 32 Disambiguation of Parts of speech: 57 7 36 Disambiguation of 'number denoting quantity': 51 12 38
  2. (mathematics) A generalized kind of number used to denote the size of a set, including infinite sets. Categories (topical): Mathematics, Numbers, Set theory
    Sense id: en-cardinal_number-en-noun-QE4cpKKm Disambiguation of Numbers: 44 19 38 Disambiguation of Set theory: 39 29 32 Categories (other): Infinity Disambiguation of Infinity: 32 43 25 Topics: mathematics, sciences
  3. (grammar) A word that expresses a countable quantity; a cardinal numeral. Categories (topical): Grammar, Numbers, Set theory
    Sense id: en-cardinal_number-en-noun-uIqF2TgF Disambiguation of Numbers: 44 19 38 Disambiguation of Set theory: 39 29 32 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Translations (number used to denote the size of a set): zenbaki kardinal (Basque), nombre cardinal [masculine] (Catalan), kardinální číslo [neuter] (Czech), kardinaltal [neuter] (Danish), hulga võimsus (Estonian), kardinaaliluku (Finnish), perusluku (Finnish), nombre cardinal [masculine] (French), número cardinal [masculine] (Galician), Kardinalzahl [feminine] (German), kardinális szám (Hungarian), fjöldatala [feminine] (Icelandic), höfuðtala [feminine] (Icelandic), bunuimhir [feminine] (Irish), numero cardinale [masculine] (Italian), 集合数 (shūgōsū) (alt: しゅうごうすう) (Japanese), 基数 (kisū) (alt: きすう) (Japanese), nombor kardinal (Malay), liczba kardynalna [feminine] (Polish), número cardinal [masculine] (Portuguese), cardinal [neuter] (Romanian), мо́щность мно́жества (móščnostʹ mnóžestva) [feminine] (Russian), кардина́льное число́ (kardinálʹnoje čisló) [neuter] (Russian), número cardinal [masculine] (Spanish), kardinaltal [neuter] (Swedish), grundtal (english: if finite) [neuter] (Swedish), bilang na paulat (Tagalog), asıl sayılar (Turkish), số lượng (Vietnamese), rhif prifol [masculine] (Welsh)
Disambiguation of 'number used to denote the size of a set': 48 51 1

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      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "基数"
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      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "kardinaalarv"
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      "code": "fo",
      "lang": "Faroese",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
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    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "kardinaaliluku"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "perusluku"
    },
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      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
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      ],
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      "code": "gl",
      "lang": "Galician",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
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      "code": "ka",
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      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "რაოდენობითი რიცხვითი სახელი"
    },
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      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
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      ],
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      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
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      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "apólytos arithmós",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
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      "word": "απόλυτος αριθμός"
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      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
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      "code": "is",
      "lang": "Icelandic",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
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    },
    {
      "code": "is",
      "lang": "Icelandic",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
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      "code": "ga",
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      "tags": [
        "feminine"
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      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
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      "roman": "gisu",
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      "code": "ms",
      "lang": "Malay",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "nombor kardinal"
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    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "tau maha"
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      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
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      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
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      ],
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      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
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      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
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      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "кардина́льное число́"
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      "code": "es",
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      "tags": [
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      "code": "sv",
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      "tags": [
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      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
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      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
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      "code": "vi",
      "lang": "Vietnamese",
      "sense": "number denoting quantity",
      "word": "số đếm"
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      "code": "ca",
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      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "nombre cardinal"
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      "code": "cs",
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      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "kardinální číslo"
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    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "kardinaltal"
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    {
      "code": "et",
      "lang": "Estonian",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "hulga võimsus"
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      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "kardinaaliluku"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "perusluku"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "nombre cardinal"
    },
    {
      "code": "gl",
      "lang": "Galician",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "número cardinal"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Kardinalzahl"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "kardinális szám"
    },
    {
      "code": "is",
      "lang": "Icelandic",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "fjöldatala"
    },
    {
      "code": "is",
      "lang": "Icelandic",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "höfuðtala"
    },
    {
      "code": "ga",
      "lang": "Irish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "bunuimhir"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "numero cardinale"
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      "alt": "しゅうごうすう",
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      "lang": "Japanese",
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      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "集合数"
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    {
      "alt": "きすう",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "kisū",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "基数"
    },
    {
      "code": "ms",
      "lang": "Malay",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "nombor kardinal"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "liczba kardynalna"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "número cardinal"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "cardinal"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "móščnostʹ mnóžestva",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "мо́щность мно́жества"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "kardinálʹnoje čisló",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "кардина́льное число́"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "número cardinal"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
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      "word": "kardinaltal"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "english": "if finite",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
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      "word": "grundtal"
    },
    {
      "code": "tl",
      "lang": "Tagalog",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "bilang na paulat"
    },
    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "asıl sayılar"
    },
    {
      "code": "vi",
      "lang": "Vietnamese",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "word": "số lượng"
    },
    {
      "code": "cy",
      "lang": "Welsh",
      "sense": "number used to denote the size of a set",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "rhif prifol"
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