Intension definition

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The state or quality of being intense; intensity.
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(logic) The sum of the attributes contained in a term.
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The act of becoming intense or more intense; intensification.
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(archaic) Intentness; determination.
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(archaic) Intensity or degree of intensity.
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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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(logic) 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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(dated) A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.

The intension of a musical string.

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Noun

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intension
Plural:
intensions

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