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 E - Existential Generalization

Existential Generalization: Statement to the effect that some, one of, a or a specific item(s) of some kind have some property or stand in some relation to something.

In logic, the existential quantifier does the job of rendering existential generalizations.


See also: Quantifiers, Some, Universal Generalization



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