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cardinal

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈkɑː.dɪ.nəl/ or /ˈkɑːd.nəl/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈkɑrdɪnəl/ or /ˈkɑrdnəl/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
cardinal

Comparative
more cardinal

Superlative
most cardinal

  1. Something that is cardinal is of fundamental importance; it is very important.
  2. Something cardinal relates to the cardinal directions (north, east. south, west).

Noun[change]

Singular
cardinal

Plural
cardinals

A cardinal.
A cardinal.
  1. (countable) A cardinal is a kind of bird found in the Americas.
    A cardinal made a nest in our tree.
  2. (countable) A cardinal is a high-ranking priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
  3. (countable) A kind of number that tells quantity or how much; a cardinal number.
    Four is a cardinal.