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intension

[in-ten-shuhn]
noun
1.
intensification; increase in degree.
2.
intensity; high degree.
3.
relative intensity; degree.
4.
exertion of the mind; determination.
5.
Logic. (of a term) the set of attributes belonging to all and only those things to which the given term is correctly applied; connotation; comprehension. Compare extension ( def 12 ).

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin intēnsiōn- (stem of intēnsiō). See intense, -ion

intensional, adjective
intensionally, adverb
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intension (ɪnˈtɛnʃən)
 
n
1.  logic
 a.  Compare extension the set of characteristics or properties by which the referent or referents of a given word are determined: thus, the intension of marsupial is the set containing the characteristics suckling its young and having a pouch
 b.  Compare subjective intension
2.  intensity a rare word for determination
3.  See intensify a rare word for intensification

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