Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With respect to intension

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • So as to denote the sum of the characters given as a definition of a term.

Etymologies

intension +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Both Travolta and Forest Whittaker were equally bad, I dont know if they were intensionally trying to kill this film or were actually trying to act.

    Battlefield Earth Screenwriter Apologizes for Battlefield Earth; Blames His Penis for the “Suckiest Movie Ever” | /Film

  • That statement is intensionally opaque. scythia says:

    Matthew Yglesias » David Petraeus, Jew-Hater

  • - Suggesting, whether intensionally or subconscioulsly that you stick and hang in the race in hopes that your fellow democrat might be shot.

    Florida court throws out DNC suit

  • Generalizing, such a view would entail arranging the respective spheres in such a way that any intensionally impossible world is closer to @ than any extensionally impossible one.

    Impossible Worlds

  • Timaeus 'opening question (“What is that which always is and never becomes ¦?”) can be read extensionally (“What entity or entities are such that they always are and never become ¦?”) or intensionally (“What is it for some entity always to be and never to become ¦?”).

    Plato's Timaeus

  • Moreover, his first meaning postulate imposes an intensionally rigid (see the next section) interpretation on names.

    Names

  • A definition is extensionally adequate iff there are no actual counterexamples to it; it is intensionally adequate iff there are no possible counterexamples to it; and it is sense adequate (or analytic) iff it endows the defined term with the right sense.

    Definitions

  • The definition “Water is H2O,” for example, is intensionally adequate because the identity of water and H2O is necessary (assuming the Kripke-Putnam view about the rigidity of natural-kind terms); the definition is therefore extensionally adequate also.

    Definitions

  • (WVC 102-03), is that we can in principle represent an infinite set by an enumeration, but because of human or physical limitations, we will instead describe it intensionally.

    Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics

  • On the later Wittgenstein's account, there simply is no property, no rule, no systematic means of defining each and every irrational number intensionally, which means there is no criterion

    Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.