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noun quan·ti·fi·er \ˈkwän-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of quantifier

  • 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

  1. :  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.



1876

First Known Use of quantifier

1876


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