For Some

An expression occurring in existential sentences. "For some x" is the same as " exists x." Unlike in everyday language, it is does not necessarily refer to a plurality of elements, and so might be more clearly represented in colloquial English as "for at least one."

See also

Existential Quantifier, For All

This entry contributed by Margherita Barile

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Tarski, A. Introduction to Logic. New York: Oxford University Press, p. 8, 1965.

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