American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being intense; intensity.
- n. The act of becoming intense or more intense; intensification.
- n. Logic The sum of the attributes contained in a term.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Intensity, quantity, or degree of a quality, action, or effect.
- n. The act of making intense; intensification.
- n. In logic, a term used by Sir William Hamilton for the sum of the characters given in the definition of a term: intended to replace the term comprehension.
- n. In biology, the origin of a new variety, race, or species from individuals which are restricted from free interbreeding with their kind.
- n. 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.
- n. dated A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.
- n. Increase of power or energy of any quality or thing; intenseness; fervency.
- n. (Logic & Metaph.) The collective attributes, qualities, or marks that make up a complex general notion; the comprehension, content, or connotation; -- opposed to
extension, extent, or sphere.
- n. what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
- From Latin intēnsiō ("straining, effort; intensifying"), from intēnsus ("stretched"), perfect passive participle of intendō ("strain or stretch toward") . (Wiktionary)
- Latin intēnsiō, intēnsiōn-, from intēnsus, stretched; see intense. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The content of an expression in a context determines a corresponding intension, which is a function from possible worlds to extensions.”
“For in the ordinary and natural form of proposition the subject is used in extension, and the predicate in intension, that is to say, when we use a subject, we are thinking of certain objects, whereas when we use a predicate, we indicate the possession of certain attributes.”
“One which coincides in extension without coinciding in intension, that is, which applies to the same things without expressing the whole meaning, of the subject, is what is known as a Proprium or Peculiar Property.”
“The reason of this is that we know material objects far better in their extension than in their intension, that is to say, we know what things a name applies to without knowing the attributes which those things possess in common.”
“Those males caught have been lured in, this is as sick as the so called intension they had in mind.”
“Somehow, based on its sense (intension, meaning) a designating phrase may designate different things under different conditions ” in different states.”
“Does Obama know that if/when Repuke scum take back the WH that they have every intension of charging him of take crime?”
“I have no intension of denigrating any sacred books.”
“Specifically, exercise trains the brain to think, feel, and perceive in the way that is chosen (by default or intension) during the exercise.”
“I appearss to me that clearwire post a lot of job opening with no intension to hire anyone”
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