Cardinal numeral

subtype of word class numeral; word describing an integer quantity (zero, three, twenty-seven, ...)
Cardinal versus ordinal numbers
Cardinal one two three four
1 2 3 4
Ordinal first second third fourth
1st 2nd 3rd 4th

A cardinal numeral (or 'cardinal number word') is a part of speech used to count.

Examples are the words one, two, three, and also compounds like three hundred and forty-two (Commonwealth English) or three hundred forty-two (American English).

Cardinal numbers are definite numerals. They are related to ordinal numbers, such as first, second, third, etc.[1][2][3]

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  1. David Crystal (2011). Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (6th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-405-15296-9.
  2. Hadumo Bussmann (1999). Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-20319-7.
  3. James R. Hurford (1994). Grammar: A Student's Guide. Camsixbridge University Press. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-0-521-45627-2.