cardinal ligament car·di·nal ligament (kär’dn-əl, kärd’nəl)
See cervical ligament of uterus.
Also called cardinal numeral. any of the numbers that express amount, as one, two, three, etc. (distinguished from ordinal number). Also called potency, power. Mathematics. a number or symbol analogous to the number of elements in a finite set, being identical for two sets that can be placed into one-to-one correspondence: The cardinal number of […]
the four chief directions of the compass; the north, south, east, and west points. plural noun the four main points of the compass: north, south, east, and west
any of the four astrological signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, that begin at the equinoxes and solstices, thus marking the beginning of the seasons: characterized by the attribute of strong initiative.
- Cardinal sin
noun (theol) any of the seven deadly sins (informal) an unforgivable error or misjudgment: lack of impartiality is considered a cardinal sin in broadcasting circles Contemporary Examples I was sure the owner committed the cardinal sin of improperly storing his wine, and I smote him with all the fervor of a zealot. The Myth About […]