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quantifier

[ kwon-tuh-fahy-er ]
/ ˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ ər /

noun

Logic. an expression, as “all” or “some,” that indicates the quantity of a proposition.Compare existential quantifier, universal quantifier.
a word, especially a modifier, that indicates the quantity of something.

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Nearby words

quantasome, quantic, quantico, quantifiable, quantification, quantifier, quantify, quantile, quantitate, quantitation, quantitative

Origin of quantifier

First recorded in 1875–80; quantify + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for quantifier

quantifier

/ (ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪə) /

noun

logic
  1. a symbol including a variable that indicates the degree of generality of the expression in which that variable occurs, as (∃ x) in (∃ x) Fx, rendered "something is an F", (x) in (x)(FxGx), rendered "all Fs are Gs"
  2. any other symbol with an analogous interpretationthe existential quantifier, (∃ x ), corresponds to the words "there is something, x, such that …"
grammar a word or phrase in a natural language having this role, such as some, all, or many in English
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