What is the ordinal number?

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May 29, 2018

Answer:

An ordinal number is an adjective derived from a number that describes an object's position in a sequence.

Explanation:

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With some exceptions (listed below), ordinal numbers are created by adding -th to the end of a cardinal number (ordinary numbers). For example:
seven #rarr# seventh
six #rarr# sixth

In context: There are ten cards numbered in order. This one has the number 'six' on it. It is the sixth.

Irregular ordinal numbers:
one #rarr# first
two #rarr# second
three #rarr# third
five #rarr# fifth
eight #rarr# eigth
nine #rarr# ninth
twelve #rarr# twelfth