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intentional

[in-ten-shuh-nl] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
done with intention or on purpose; intended:
an intentional insult.
2.
of or relating to intention or purpose.
3.
Metaphysics.
  1. pertaining to an appearance, phenomenon, or representation in the mind; phenomenal; representational.
  2. pertaining to the capacity of the mind to refer to an existent or nonexistent object.
  3. pointing beyond itself, as consciousness or a sign.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; intention + -al1
Related forms
intentionality, noun
intentionally, adverb
subintentional, adjective
subintentionally, adverb
Synonyms
1. designed, planned. See deliberate.
Antonyms
1. accidental.
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Examples from the web for intentional
  • But university officials have said his actions were not intentional.
  • But ostensibly, at any rate, the production cuts were intentional.
  • No other skeletal bones were recovered and the team found no evidence for intentional burial.
  • The transgressions ranged from intentional exaggeration to flat-out fibs.
  • People here are normally intentional to arrive well on time.
  • We must be intentional about preparing people for those top jobs.
  • All our actions are intentional or they shouldn't be defined as actions.
  • One of the dreams resulted in a major intentional behavior modification.
  • It seems that a lot of the disinformation posted is intentional.
  • Companion planting involves the intentional grouping of certain plants for their mutual benefit as they grow.
British Dictionary definitions for intentional

intentional

/ɪnˈtɛnʃənəl/
adjective
1.
performed by or expressing intention; deliberate
2.
of or relating to intention or purpose
3.
(philosophy)
  1. of or relating to the capacity of the mind to refer to different kinds of objects
  2. (of an object) existing only as the object of some mental attitude rather than in reality, as a unicorn in she hopes to meet a unicorn See also intensional
Derived Forms
intentionality, noun
intentionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intentional
adj.

1520s, from Medieval Latin intentionalis, from intentionem (see intention). Intentional fallacy recorded from 1946. Related: Intentionality.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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