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English adjective: cardinal

1. cardinal serving as an essential component


SamplesA cardinal rule.
The central cause of the problem.
An example that was fundamental to the argument.
Computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure.


Synonymscentral, fundamental, key, primal


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant

2. cardinal being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order


SamplesCardinal numbers.


Similar0, 1, 10, 100, 1000, 101, 105, 11, 110, 115, 12, 120, 125, 13, 130, 135, 14, 140, 145, 15, 150, 155, 16, 160, 165, 17, 170, 175, 18, 180, 19, 190, 2, 20, 200, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 3, 30, 300, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 4, 40, 400, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 5, 50, 500, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 6, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 7, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 8, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 9, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, ane, billion, billion, c, cc, ccc, cd, ci, cl, clv, clx, clxv, clxx, clxxv, clxxx, cv, cx, cxl, cxlv, cxv, cxx, cxxv, cxxx, cxxxv, d, dozen, eight, eighteen, eighty, eighty-eight, eighty-five, eighty-four, eighty-nine, eighty-one, eighty-seven, eighty-six, eighty-three, eighty-two, eleven, fifteen, fifty, fifty-eight, fifty-five, fifty-four, fifty-nine, fifty-one, fifty-seven, fifty-six, fifty-three, fifty-two, five, five hundred, forty, forty-eight, forty-five, forty-four, forty-nine, forty-one, forty-seven, forty-six, forty-three, forty-two, four, four hundred, fourscore, fourteen, half dozen, half-dozen, hundred, hundred and one, hundred thousand, i, ic, ii, iii, il, ilx, ilxx, ilxxx, iv, ix, ixc, ixl, k, l, li, lii, liii, liv, lv, lvi, lvii, lviii, lx, lxi, lxii, lxiii, lxiv, lxv, lxvi, lxvii, lxviii, lxx, lxxi, lxxii, lxxiii, lxxiv, lxxv, lxxvi, lxxvii, lxxviii, lxxx, lxxxi, lxxxii, lxxxiii, lxxxiv, lxxxv, lxxxvi, lxxxvii, lxxxviii, m, million, nine, nineteen, ninety, ninety-eight, ninety-five, ninety-four, ninety-nine, ninety-one, ninety-seven, ninety-six, ninety-three, ninety-two, non-zero, one, one hundred, one hundred eighty, one hundred fifteen, one hundred fifty, one hundred fifty-five, one hundred five, one hundred forty, one hundred forty-five, one hundred ninety, one hundred one, one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five, one hundred sixty, one hundred sixty-five, one hundred ten, one hundred thirty, one hundred thirty-five, one hundred twenty, one hundred twenty-five, one thousand, seven, seventeen, seventy, seventy-eight, seventy-five, seventy-four, seventy-nine, seventy-one, seventy-seven, seventy-six, seventy-three, seventy-two, six, sixteen, sixty, sixty-eight, sixty-five, sixty-four, sixty-nine, sixty-one, sixty-seven, sixty-six, sixty-three, sixty-two, ten, ten thousand, thirteen, thirty, thirty-eight, thirty-five, thirty-four, thirty-nine, thirty-one, thirty-seven, thirty-six, thirty-three, thirty-two, thousand, three, three hundred, threescore, trillion, trillion, twelve, twenty, twenty-eight, twenty-five, twenty-four, twenty-nine, twenty-one, twenty-seven, twenty-six, twenty-three, twenty-two, two, two hundred, twoscore, v, vi, vii, viii, x, xc, xci, xcii, xciii, xciv, xcl, xcv, xcvi, xcvii, xcviii, xi, xii, xiii, xiv, xix, xl, xli, xlii, xliii, xliv, xlv, xlvi, xlvii, xlviii, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii, xx, xxi, xxii, xxiii, xxiv, xxix, xxv, xxvi, xxvii, xxviii, xxx, xxxi, xxxii, xxxiii, xxxiv, xxxv, xxxvi, xxxvii, xxxviii, zero, zillion


Antonymsordinal


English noun: cardinal

1. cardinal (person) (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes


Broader (hypernym)bishop


Narrower (hyponym)dean


Instance hyponymBellarmine, Bellarmino, Borgia, Cardinal Bellarmine, Cesare Borgia, Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine


Member meronymCollege of Cardinals, Sacred College


Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

2. cardinal (quantity) the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order


Synonymscardinal number


Broader (hypernym)number


Narrower (hyponym)absolute frequency, frequency, googol, googolplex

3. cardinal (attribute) a variable color averaging a vivid red


Synonymscarmine


Broader (hypernym)red, redness

4. cardinal (animal) crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male


Synonymscardinal grosbeak, Cardinalis cardinalis, redbird, Richmondena Cardinalis


Broader (hypernym)finch


Member meronymgenus Richmondena, Richmondena









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