intentional

[in-ten-shuh-nl]
adjective
1.
done with intention or on purpose; intended: an intentional insult.
2.
of or pertaining to intention or purpose.
3.
Metaphysics.
a.
pertaining to an appearance, phenomenon, or representation in the mind; phenomenal; representational.
b.
pertaining to the capacity of the mind to refer to an existent or nonexistent object.
c.
pointing beyond itself, as consciousness or a sign.

Origin:
1520–30; intention + -al1

intentionality, noun
intentionally, adverb
subintentional, adjective
subintentionally, adverb


1. designed, planned. See deliberate.


1. accidental.
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intentional (ɪnˈtɛnʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  performed by or expressing intention; deliberate
2.  of or relating to intention or purpose
3.  philosophy
 a.  of or relating to the capacity of the mind to refer to different kinds of objects
 b.  See also intensional (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
 
intention'ality
 
n
 
in'tentionally
 
adv

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