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intended

[in-ten-did] /ɪnˈtɛn dɪd/
adjective
1.
purposed; designed; intentional:
an intended snub.
2.
prospective:
one's intended wife.
noun
3.
Informal. the person one plans to marry; one's fiancé or fiancée.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; intend + -ed2
Related forms
intendedly, adverb
intendedness, noun
quasi-intended, adjective
unintended, adjective
unintendedly, adverb
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Examples for unintended
  • If sprinklers are spraying more water on paving or other unintended areas than on lawns, adjust them.
  • Having scientific colleagues name a new species after you can be an honor or an insult, however unintended.
  • But watch out-each cartoon is accompanied by three unintended meanings.
  • And that, too, is an unintended consequence of the medallion system.
  • There can also be unintended effects, which can be positive but often are negative.
  • But experts have warned of unintended consequences, such as unpredictable reactions in the ecosystem.
  • These detail any problems, such as unintended catch of non-target species in the region or damage to sea floor habitats.
  • Jake is an everyday guy and this shows how easily anyone could get into a horrible unintended situation.
  • There's kind of an unintended race underway in the search for life beyond our world.
  • Each interactive features a typical suburban house and demonstrates how unexpected actions and items can cause unintended effects.
British Dictionary definitions for unintended

unintended

/ˌʌnɪnˈtɛndɪd/
adjective
1.
not intended; unplanned

intended

/ɪnˈtɛndɪd/
adjective
1.
planned or future
noun
2.
(informal) a person whom one is to marry; fiancé or fiancée
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