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Cardinal versus ordinal numbers
Cardinal one two three four
1 2 3 4
Ordinal 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.

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