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Definition of Cardinal

Cardinal
Cardinal Car"di*nal, a. [L. cardinalis, fr. cardo the hinge of a door, that on which a thing turns or depends: cf. F. cardinal.] Of fundamental importance; pre["e]minent; superior; chief; principal. The cardinal intersections of the zodiac. --Sir T. Browne. Impudence is now a cardinal virtue. --Drayton. But cardinal sins, and hollow hearts, I fear ye. --Shak. Cardinal numbers, the numbers one, two, three, etc., in distinction from first, second, third, etc., which are called ordinal numbers. Cardinal points (a) (Geol.) The four principal points of the compass, or intersections of the horizon with the meridian and the prime vertical circle, north, south east, and west. (b) (Astrol.) The rising and setting of the sun, the zenith and nadir. Cardinal signs (Astron.) Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn. Cardinal teeth (Zo["o]l.), the central teeth of bivalve shell. See Bivalve. Cardinal veins (Anat.), the veins in vertebrate embryos, which run each side of the vertebral column and returm the blood to the heart. They remain through life in some fishes. Cardinal virtues, pre["e]minent virtues; among the ancients, prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Cardinal winds, winds which blow from the cardinal points due north, south, east, or west.

Meaning of Cardinal from wikipedia

- Cardinal or The Cardinal may refer to: Cardinal (Catholic Church), a senior official of the Catholic Church Cardinal (Church of England), two members of...
- In mathematics, the cardinality of a set is a measure of the "number of elements of the set". For example, the set A = { 2 , 4 , 6 } {\displaystyle A=\{2...
- The Cardinal is a 1963 American drama film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The screenplay...
- A cardinal (Latin: Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae cardinalis, literally "cardinal of the Holy Roman Church") is a leading bishop and prince of College of Cardinals...
- The four cardinal directions, or cardinal points, are the directions north, east, south, and west, commonly denoted by their initials N, E, S, and W. East...
- 2018. "Cardinal: Cardinal". NME: 48. February 18, 1995. "Cardinal: Cardinal". Q (102): 96. March 1995. Kennedy, Jake (May 2014). "CardinalCardinal". Record...
- cardinal numbers, or cardinals for short, are a generalization of the natural numbers used to measure the cardinality (size) of sets. The cardinality...
- Cardinals, in the family Cardinalidae, are p****erine birds found in North and South America. They are also known as cardinal-grosbeaks and cardinal-buntings...
- Four cardinal virtues were recognized by Plato and in the Bible, Old Testament, cl****ical antiquity and in traditional Christian theology: Prudence (φρόνησις...
- Cardinal Sin, cardinal sin, or cardinal syn may refer to: Seven deadly sins, often called the "cardinal sins" Mortal sin (Catholicism) The three cardinal...