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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“Existential quantifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/existential%20quantifier. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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