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  Definition of cardinal
  1. crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
  2. a variable color averaging a vivid red
  3. (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
  4. the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
  5. serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
  6. being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
Similar Words: cardinal grosbeak, Richmondena Cardinalis, Cardinalis cardinalis, redbird, carmine, cardinal number, central, fundamental, key, primal

 

Hyponyms: dean, Bellarmine, Bellarmino, Cardinal Bellarmine, Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine, Borgia, Cesare Borgia, frequency, absolute frequency, googol, googolplex

 

Member Meronyms: Richmondena, genus Richmondena, Sacred College, College of Cardinals

 

Derivational Morphology: carmine

 

Language Translations:
Breton: pennañ   Dutch: hoofdtelwoord and kardinaal  
Finnish: kardinaali and kardinaali- and punakardinaali   French: cardinal  
Frisian: haadtelwurd   German: grundsätzlich and Grundzahl and Kardinal and Rotkardinal  
Greek: απόλυτα αριθμητικά and καρδινάλιος   Icelandic: frumtala and höfuð- and kardináli  
Interlingua: cardinal   Italian: cardinale and numero cardinale  
Japanese: 基数 and 基本 and 枢機卿   Kurdish: (jimareyên) sade and kardînal  
Latvian: kardināls   Polish: kardynalny and kardynał and liczba  
Portuguese: cardeal and cardinal   Russian: главный and кардинал and количественное числительное and количественный  
Slovene: kardinal and kardinalno število   Spanish: cardenal and cardinal and número cardinal  
Vietnamese: (đức and chính and chim and lượng and số lượng  
 
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