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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 pertaining 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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British Dictionary definitions for intentionality's

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 intentionality's

intentional

adj.

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

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