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In linguistics, number names (or numerals) are specific words in a natural language that represent numbers.
In writing, numerals are symbols also representing numbers. In mathematics (including computing) there are other meanings and definitions of numbers, over the different stages of the history of science.
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Numeral types
In linguistics, the terms representing numbers can be classified according to their use:^{[1]}
 Cardinal numerals: describe quantity  one, two, three, etc.
 Ordinal numerals: describe position in a sequential order  first, second, third, etc. (the terms next and last may also be considered a kind of ordinals)
 Ranking numerals: describe order, based on relevance or importance  primary, secondary, tertiary, etc.^{[citation needed]}
 Partitive numerals: describe division into fractions  half, third, quarter, etc. (including most and least)
 Composite numerals: describe composition  unary, binary, ternary, etc.
 Multiplicative numerals: describe repetition  once, twice, thrice, etc.
 Reproductive numerals: describe replication  single, double, triple, etc. (to include multiple)
 Collective numerals: describe groups composed of several individual entities  pair, triad, dozen, etc.
 Distributive numerals: describe an alternating pattern  each person (one), every other week (entailing two weeks), every three eggs, etc.
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