quantifier

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

Definition of quantifier

  1. :  one that quantifies: such asa :  a prefixed operator that binds the variables in a logical formula by specifying their quantityb :  a limiting noun modifier (such 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 in a Sentence

  1. Five in the five men is a quantifier.

First Known Use of quantifier

1876


QUANTIFIER Defined for English Language Learners

quantifier

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Definition of quantifier for English Language Learners

  • 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


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