cardinal numeral (plural cardinal numerals)
- (grammar) A word used to represent a cardinal number.
- 1706, Edward Phillips, compiler; J[ohn] K[ersey the younger], “Numerals”, in The New World of Words: Or, Universal English Dictionary. […], 6th edition, London: […] J. Phillips, […]; N. Rhodes, […]; and J. Taylor, […], →OCLC, column 1:
- Cardinal Numerals, are thoſe which expreſs the Number of things, as One, Two, Three, Four; [...]
- 1872, Richard Morris, Historical outlines of English accidence, page 110:
- Numbers may be considered under their divisions — Cardinal, Ordinal, and Indefinite Numerals.
- 1993, William W. Derbyshire, A Basic Reference Grammar of Slovene, Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers, Inc., page 56:
- The cardinal numeral ‘one’ occurs in the singular and is declined like bogàt.
- 2002 — Laurie Bauer & Rodney Huddleston, "Lexical word-formation", p1621-1722 in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, p1716
- Numerals cut across the division between syntax and morphology: cardinal numerals expressing numbers below 100 are single words, while those expressing higher numbers are syntactically composite.
- 2005 — F. M. Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin, 6th ed. revised (New York: Harper Resources, 2005), p.97
- In Latin most cardinal numerals through 100 are indeclinable adjectives.
grammar: word used to represent a cardinal number