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quan·ti·fi·er

 (kwŏn′tə-fī′ər)
n.
1. Logic An operator that limits the variables of a proposition, as some or all.
2. Linguistics A word or other constituent that expresses a quantity or contrast in quantity, as some, all, or many.

quantifier

(ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Logic) logic
a. 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"
b. any other symbol with an analogous interpretation: the existential quantifier, (∃x), corresponds to the words "there is something, x, such that …".
2. (Grammar) grammar a word or phrase in a natural language having this role, such as some, all, or many in English

quan•ti•fi•er

(ˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ ər)

n.
1. Logic. an expression, as “all” or “some,” that indicates the quantity of a proposition. Compare existential quantifier, universal quantifier.
2. a word or phrase, usu. modifying a noun, that indicates quantity, as much or few.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quantifier - (logic) a word (such as `some' or `all' or `no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
existential operator, existential quantifier - a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true
2.quantifier - (grammar) a word that expresses a quantity (as `fifteen' or `many')
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
universal quantifier - a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts that the proposition is true for all members of a class of things
Translations

quantifier

[ˈkwɒntɪfaɪəʳ] Ncuantificador m

quantifier

n (Logic) → Quantor m
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