quantifier

NOUN
  1. (logic) a word (such as `some' or `all' or `no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
  2. (grammar) a word that expresses a quantity (as `fifteen' or `many')
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How To Use quantifier In A Sentence

  • Indeed, because cardinality is permutation-invariant, every cardinality quantifier is included, including “there are infinitely many”, “there are uncountably many”, and others that are not first-order definable. Logical Constants
  • And here the variable ‘x’ is bound by the quantifier outside the scope of ‘believes… ’, and ‘a’ is a name for x which may or may not be a name which S knows.
  • You are trying to negate my proposition ( "No lawlike mechanism can be an intelligent agent") and so a single counter example does nothing for you, because "no" is a universal quantifier. Aiguy's Computer
  • There are some kinds of relative clauses in which a quantifier or other operator binds the relative especially tightly to the interpretation of the syntactic head, e.g. ‘the only thing that trumps fear is greed’.
  • The connection these treatises have with Priscian's grammar can be gathered from the attention different authors pay to the signa quantitatis (or quantifiers), and the fact that considerable attention is given to the meaning and function of syncategorematic terms. Peter of Spain
  • The elimination of quantifiers became a main method in mathematical logic to prove decidability, and proving decidability was stated as the main problem of mathematical logic in Hilbert and Ackermann The Algebra of Logic Tradition
  • Some words and phrases used as quantifiers can also be used as intensifiers, as in: much nicer; much less; many more; a little better; a lot older; a lot too old; a bit too much.
  • They have no need of numbers, and thus no quantifiers - no words meaning all, each or every. Times, Sunday Times
  • Frege was the first to attempt to transcribe the old statements of categorical logic in a language employing variables, quantifiers and truth-functions.
  • There is room for abbreviatory definitions, and indeed Leśniewski “inoffically” used one himself, that of the particular quantifier. Stanisław Leśniewski
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