# Cardinal Number

## Cardinal Number

The cardinal of a set is the number of elements in a set.

Expression that is sometimes used to refer to the class of sets equipotent to a given set.

A cardinal number is a number that characterizes the quantity of elements in a set, as opposed to the ordinal number that characterizes a rank in a list.

### Example

Consider this set: E = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}. The cardinal of the set is 6.