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

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of existential quantifier was in 1936

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“Existential quantifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/existential%20quantifier. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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