Definitions for quantifierˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quan•ti•fi•erˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ ər(n.)
Logic. an expression, as “all” or “some,” that indicates the quantity of a proposition.
Ref: Compare existential quantifier, universal quantifier.
a word or phrase, usu. modifying a noun, that indicates quantity, as much or few.
Origin of quantifier:
quantifier, logical quantifier(noun)
(logic) a word (such as `some' or `all' or `no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
(grammar) a word that expresses a quantity (as `fifteen' or `many')
A word, such as all or many, that expresses a quantity
The operator, represented by either of the symbols u2200 (universal quantifier) or u2203 (existential quantifier), used in predicate calculus to indicate the degree that predicate is true for a specified set.
A symbol or symbols in a regular expression indicating the number of characters to be matched.