**universal quantifier** — Logic. a quantifier indicating that the sentential function within its scope is true for all values of any variable included in the quantifier. Cf. existential quantifier. * * * … Universalium

**universal quantifier** — u′niver′sal quan′tifier n. pho logic a quantifier indicating that the sentential function within its scope is true for all values of any variable included in the quantifier • Etymology: 1935–40 … From formal English to slang

**universal quantifier** — noun a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts that the proposition is true for all members of a class of things • Hypernyms: ↑quantifier … Useful english dictionary

**universal quantifier** — noun The operator, represented by the symbol ∀, used in predicate calculus to indicate that a predicate is true for all members of a specified set. Some verbal equivalents are for each or for every … Wiktionary

**Quantifier elimination** — is a technique in mathematical logic, model theory, and theoretical computer science.We say that a given theory has quantifier elimination if for every sentence with quantification there exists an equivalent (modulo the theory) sentence without… … Wikipedia

**Universal quantification** — In predicate logic, universal quantification is an attempt to formalize the notion that something (a logical predicate) is true for everything , or every relevant thing.The resulting statement is a universally quantified statement, and we have… … Wikipedia

**quantifier** — Informally, a quantifier is an expression that reports a quantity of times that a predicate is satisfied in some class of things (i.e. in a ‘domain’). Thus, thinking about a class of children and their diets, one might report that some eat cake,… … Philosophy dictionary

**quantifier** — noun 1. (logic) a word (such as some or all or no ) that binds the variables in a logical proposition • Syn: ↑logical quantifier • Topics: ↑logic • Hypernyms: ↑word … Useful english dictionary

**quantifier** — /kwon teuh fuy euhr/, n. 1. Logic. an expression, as all or some, that indicates the quantity of a proposition. Cf. existential quantifier, universal quantifier. 2. a word, esp. a modifier, that indicates the quantity of something. [1875 80;… … Universalium

**quantifier** — noun a) A word, such as all or many, that expresses a quantity b) The operator, represented by either of the symbols ∀ (universal quantifier) or ∃ (existential quantifier), used in … Wiktionary