existential proposition

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  • existential operator — noun a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true • Syn: ↑existential quantifier • Hypernyms: ↑quantifier, ↑logical quantifier * * * noun or existentia …   Useful english dictionary

  • proposition — noun 1 arrangement/offer/suggestion ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive, tempting, win win ▪ feasible, practical, viable ▪ business, commercial …   Collocations dictionary

  • existential quantifier — noun a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true • Syn: ↑existential operator • Hypernyms: ↑quantifier, ↑logical quantifier …   Useful english dictionary

  • existential — adj. Existential is used with these nouns: ↑dread, ↑philosophy, ↑proposition …   Collocations dictionary

  • existential — /ɛgzɪsˈtɛnʃəl/ (say egzis tenshuhl) adjective 1. relating to existence. 2. Philosophy of or relating to existentialism. 3. Logic (of a proposition) involving the actual existence of the objects the proposition is about. –existentially, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • existential — [ˌɛgzɪ stɛnʃ(ə)l] adjective 1》 relating to existence.     ↘Logic (of a proposition) affirming or implying the existence of a thing. 2》 Philosophy concerned with existentialism. Derivatives existentially adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • existential — adj. 1 of or relating to existence. 2 Logic (of a proposition etc.) affirming or implying the existence of a thing. 3 Philos. concerned with existence, esp. with human existence as viewed by existentialism. Derivatives: existentially adv.… …   Useful english dictionary

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