|—vb , -fies, -fying, -fied|
|1.||to discover or express the quantity of|
|2.||logic to specify the quantity of (a term) by using a quantifier, such as all, some, or no|
|[C19: from Medieval Latin quantificāre, from Latin quantus how much + facere to make]|
in logic, the attachment of signs of quantity to the predicate or subject of a proposition. The universal quantifier, symbolized by (-) or (-), where the blank is filled by a variable, is used to express that the formula following holds for all values of the particular variable quantified. The existential quantifier, symbolized (-), expresses that the formula following holds for some (at least one) value of that quantified variable.
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