existential quantifier
noun Date: 1936 a quantifier (as for some in “for some x, 2x + 5 = 8”) that asserts that there exists at least one value of a variable — called also existential operator

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  • existential quantifier — noun a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true • Syn: ↑existential operator • Hypernyms: ↑quantifier, ↑logical quantifier …   Useful english dictionary

  • existential quantifier — 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. Also called particular quantifier. Cf. universal quantifier. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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  • existential quantifier — noun The operator, represented by the symbol ∃, used in predicate calculus to indicate that a predicate is true for at least one member of a specified set. Some verbal equivalents are there exists or there is . See Also: universal quantifier …   Wiktionary

  • existential quantifier — See quantifier, variable …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • existential operator — noun a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true • Syn: ↑existential quantifier • Hypernyms: ↑quantifier, ↑logical quantifier * * * noun or existentia …   Useful english dictionary

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