quantifier

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quan·ti·fi·er

noun \ˈkwän-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

grammar : a word or number (such as “many,” “few,” “some,” “two,” or “2”) that is used with a noun to show the amount of something

Full Definition of QUANTIFIER

:  one that quantifies: as
a :  a prefixed operator that binds the variables in a logical formula by specifying their quantity
b :  a limiting noun modifier (as five in the five young men) expressive of quantity and characterized by occurrence before the descriptive adjectives in a noun phrase

Examples of QUANTIFIER

  1. Five in the five men is a quantifier.

First Known Use of QUANTIFIER

1876

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