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intension

[in-ten-shuh n] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃən/
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
1595-1605; < Latin intēnsiōn- (stem of intēnsiō). See intense, -ion
Related forms
intensional, adjective
intensionally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for in tensional

intension

/ɪnˈtɛnʃən/
noun
1.
(logic)
  1. 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 Compare extension (sense 11a)
  2. Compare subjective intension
2.
a rare word for intensity, determination
3.
a rare word for intensification See intensification
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Word Origin and History for in tensional

intension

n.

c.1600, from Latin intensionem (nominative intensio) "a stretching, straining, effort," noun of action from past participle stem of intendere (see intend).

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