|The degree to which two or more variables a related to each other. A correlation refers to the direction that the variables move and does not necessarily represent cause and effect. Example: height and weight are correlated. As one increases, the other|
|to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes and practices of society or a group|
|1.||a purpose or goal; aim: it is his intention to reform|
|2.||law the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences|
|3.||med a natural healing process, as by first intention, in which the edges of a wound cling together with no tissue between, or by second intention, in which the wound edges adhere with granulation tissue|
|4.||(usually plural) design or purpose with respect to a proposal of marriage (esp in the phrase honourable intentions)|
|5.||an archaic word for meaning or intentness |
intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn'shən)
An aim that guides action.
The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.