cardinality
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: 1cardinal + -ity Date: 1935 the number of elements in a given mathematical set

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• cardinality — 1520s, condition of being a cardinal, from CARDINAL (Cf. cardinal) (q.v.) + ITY (Cf. ity). Mathematical sense is from 1935 …   Etymology dictionary

• Cardinality — In mathematics, the cardinality of a set is a measure of the number of elements of the set . For example, the set A = {1, 2, 3} contains 3 elements, and therefore A has a cardinality of 3. There are two approaches to cardinality ndash; one which… …   Wikipedia

• cardinality — noun a) Of a set, the number of elements it contains. The empty set has a cardinality of zero. b) The property of a relationship between a database table and another one, specifying whether it is one to one, one to many, many to one, or many to… …   Wiktionary

• cardinality — The cardinality of a set is the cardinal number that measures the number of its members …   Philosophy dictionary

• cardinality — /kahr dn al i tee/, n., pl. cardinalities. Math. (of a set) the cardinal number indicating the number of elements in the set. [1930 35; CARDINAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

• cardinality — noun (plural cardinalities) Mathematics the number of elements in a particular set or other grouping …   English new terms dictionary

• cardinality — car·di·nal·i·ty …   English syllables

• cardinality — noun (mathematics) the number of elements in a set or group (considered as a property of that grouping) • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths • Hypernyms: ↑number …   Useful english dictionary

• Cardinality (disambiguation) — Cardinality may refer to* Cardinality of a set, a measure of the number of elements of a set in mathematics * Cardinality (data modeling), a term in database design * Cardinality (SQL statements), a term used in SQL statements * Cardinal utility …   Wikipedia

• Cardinality (SQL statements) — In SQL (Structured Query Language), the term cardinality refers to the uniqueness of data values contained in a particular column (attribute) of a database table. The lower the cardinality, the more duplicated elements in a column. Thus, a column …   Wikipedia