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# Cardinal numeral

 Cardinal Ordinal one two three four 1 2 3 4 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]

## References

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