Intension meaning

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The state or quality of being intense; intensity.
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The act of becoming intense or more intense; intensification.
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The sum of the attributes contained in a term.
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Intentness; determination.
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Intensity or degree of intensity.
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The properties possessed by all the objects in a term's extension; connotation.
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Intensity or the act of becoming intense .
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(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.
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(dated) A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.

The intension of a musical string.

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Origin of intension

  • Latin intēnsiō intēnsiōn- from intēnsus stretched intense
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin intēnsiō (“straining, effort; intensifying”), from intēnsus (“stretched”), perfect passive participle of intendō (“strain or stretch toward”) .
    From Wiktionary