cardinal number

In arithmetic and mathematics, cardinal numbers, or cardinals for short, are a generalization of the natural numbers used to measure the cardinality or size of sets. The cardinality of a finite set is a natural number – the number of elements in the set.

0, 1, 2, 3, n...

In linguistics, cardinal numbers are number words representing a quantity? (such as one, two, three, etc. in English). They are related to ordinal numbers (such as first?, second?, third, etc.)

See Also

12.21 - Fibonacci Whole Numbers v Irrational Decimal near Equivalents
atomic number
Figure 3.00 - Infinite Number of Atomoles or Alphanon filling all Space
Figure 3.9 - Cardinal Directions of Force and Energy Flows
Figure 4.1 - Triple Cardinal Directions Vectors or Dimensions
Indig Numbers
mass number
Oxidation Number
proton number
quantum number
wave number

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