quantifier

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

Definition of quantifier

: one that quantifies: such as
a : a prefixed operator that binds the variables in a logical formula by specifying their quantity
b : 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.

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First Known Use of quantifier

1876

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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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