- Archaic intentness; determination
- Archaic intensity or degree of intensity
- Logic the properties possessed by all the objects in a term's extension; connotation
Origin of intensionClassical Latin intensio from intensus, past participle of intendere: see intend
- The state or quality of being intense; intensity.
- The act of becoming intense or more intense; intensification.
- Logic The sum of the attributes contained in a term.
Origin of intensionLatin intēnsiō intēnsiōn- from intēnsus stretched ; see intense .
- intensity or the act of becoming intense .
- (logic, semantics) Any property or quality connoted by a word, phrase or other symbol, contrasted to actual instances in the real world to which the term applies.
- (dated) A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.
- the intension of a musical string
Not to be confused with intention.
From Latin intēnsiō (“straining, effort; intensifying”), from intēnsus (“stretched”), perfect passive participle of intendō (“strain or stretch toward”) .