cardinal number

(redirected from Cardinal addition)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Cardinal addition: Cardinal multiplication

cardinal number

n.
A number, such as 3 or 11 or 412, used in counting to indicate quantity but not order.

cardinal number

or

cardinal numeral

n
1. (Mathematics) a number denoting quantity but not order in a set. Sometimes shortened to: cardinal
2. (Mathematics) maths logic
a. a measure of the size of a set that does not take account of the order of its members. Compare natural number
b. a particular number having this function
3. (Logic) maths logic
a. a measure of the size of a set that does not take account of the order of its members. Compare natural number
b. a particular number having this function

car′dinal num′ber


n.
any of the numbers that express amount, as one, two, three (disting. from ordinal number).
[1585–95]

car·di·nal number

(kär′dn-əl)
A number, such as 3, 11, or 412, used in counting to indicate quantity but not order. Compare ordinal number.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardinal number - the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
absolute frequency, frequency - the number of observations in a given statistical category
googol - a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)
googolplex - a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by a googol of zeros (ten raised to the power of a googol)
Translations
kardinální číslo
kardinaltal
número cardinaladjetivo cardinal
hulga võimsuskardinaalarvpõhiarv
kardinaalilukuperusluku
tőszámtőszámnév
基数集合数
numeral cardinalnúmero cardinal
numeral cardinal