existential quantifier

noun

Definition of existential quantifier 

: a quantifier (such 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

First Known Use of existential quantifier

1936, in the meaning defined above

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