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existential quantifier

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(Logic) logic a formal device, for which the conventional symbol is ∃, which indicates that the open sentence that follows is true of at least one member of the relevant universe of interpretation, as (∃x) Fx meaning "something is (an) F," "something Fs," or "there are (some) Fs."

ex′isten′tial quan′tifier


n.
Logic.
a quantifier indicating that the sentential function within its scope is true for at least one value of the variable included in the quantifier.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.existential quantifier - a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true
logical quantifier, quantifier - (logic) a word (such as `some' or `all' or `no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
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quantificateur existentiel
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