In

linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language
A language is a structured system of communication
Communication (from Latin
Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo ...

, and more precisely in traditional grammar
A tradition is a belief
A belief is an attitude
Attitude may refer to:
Philosophy and psychology
* Attitude (psychology)
In psychology
Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. Psychology includes the study of conscious ...

, a cardinal numeral (or cardinal number word) is a part of speech
In traditional grammar
A tradition is a belief
A belief is an Attitude (psychology), attitude that something is the case, or that some proposition about the world is truth, true. In epistemology, philosophers use the term "belief" to refer t ...

used to count
Count (feminine: countess) is a historical title of nobility
Nobility is a social class normally ranked immediately below Royal family, royalty and found in some societies that have a formal aristocracy (class), aristocracy. Nobility ...

. Examples in English
English usually refers to:
* English language
English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...

are the words ''one'', ''two'', ''three'', and the compound
Compound may refer to:
Architecture and built environments
* Compound (enclosure), a cluster of buildings having a shared purpose, usually inside a fence or wall
** Compound (fortification), a version of the above fortified with defensive structu ...

s ''three hundred and forty-two'' and ''nine hundred and sixty''. Cardinal numeral
A numeral is a figure, symbol, or group of figures or symbols denoting a number. It may refer to:
* Numeral system used in mathematics
* Numeral (linguistics), a part of speech denoting numbers (e.g. ''one'' and ''first'' in English)
* Numerical di ...

s are classified as definite, and are related to ordinal numbers
In set theory
Set theory is the branch of that studies , which can be informally described as collections of objects. Although objects of any kind can be collected into a set, set theory, as a branch of , is mostly concerned with those that ...

, such as the English ''first'', ''second'', and ''third'', etc.
See also

*Arity
Arity () is the number of arguments
In logic
Logic (from Ancient Greek, Greek: grc, wikt:λογική, λογική, label=none, lit=possessed of reason, intellectual, dialectical, argumentative, translit=logikḗ)Also related to (''logo ...

* Cardinal number
150px, Aleph null, the smallest infinite cardinal
In mathematics
Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical structure, structure (algebra), space (geometry), and ca ...

for the related usage in mathematics
* English numerals
English number words include numeral (linguistics), numerals and various words derived from them, as well as a large number of words borrowed from other languages.
Cardinal numbers
Cardinal number (linguistics), Cardinal numbers refer to the si ...

(in particular the ''Cardinal numbers
150px, Aleph null, the smallest infinite cardinal
In mathematics
Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical structure, structure (algebra), space (geometry), and ca ...

'' section)
* Distributive number
In linguistics
Linguistics is the science, scientific study of language. It encompasses the analysis of every aspect of language, as well as the methods for studying and modeling them.
The traditional areas of linguistic analysis include ...

* MultiplierMultiplier may refer to:
Mathematics
* Multiplier (coefficient), the number of multiples being computed in multiplication, also known as a coefficient in algebra
* Lagrange multiplier, a scalar variable used in mathematics to solve an optimisati ...

* Numeral
A numeral is a figure, symbol, or group of figures or symbols denoting a number. It may refer to:
* Numeral system used in mathematics
* Numeral (linguistics), a part of speech denoting numbers (e.g. ''one'' and ''first'' in English)
* Numerical di ...

for examples of number systems
* Ordinal number
In set theory
illustrating the intersection of two sets
Set theory is the branch of mathematical logic that studies sets, which can be informally described as collections of objects. Although objects of any kind can be collected into a s ...

* Valency
References

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