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Intention vs. Contention

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Intentionnoun

The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions.

‘The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.’; ‘My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.’; ‘It’s easy to promise anything when you have no intention of fulfilling any of it.’;

Contentionnoun

Argument, contest, debate, strife, struggle.

Intentionnoun

(obsolete) Tension; straining, stretching.

Contentionnoun

A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion of strife; a position taken or contended for.

‘It is my contention that state lotteries are taxes on stupid people.’;

Intentionnoun

A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.

Contentionnoun

Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.

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Intentionnoun

(obsolete) The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.

Contentionnoun

A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife.

‘I would my arms could match thee in contention.’;

Intentionnoun

(obsolete) Any mental apprehension of an object.

Contentionnoun

Strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention.

‘Contentions and strivings about the law.’;

Intentionnoun

(medicine) The process of the healing of a wound.

Contentionnoun

Vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal.

‘An end . . . worthy our utmost contention to obtain.’;

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Intentionverb

Intend

Contentionnoun

A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion or strife; a position taken or contended for.

‘All men seem agreed what is to be done; the contention is how the subject is to be divided and defined.’; ‘This was my original contention, and I still maintain that you should abide by your former decision.’;

Intentionnoun

A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.

‘Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness, and of choice, fixes its view on any idea.’;

Contentionnoun

a point asserted as part of an argument

Intentionnoun

A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.

‘Hell is paved with good intentions.’;

Contentionnoun

a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement;

‘they were involved in a violent argument’;

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Intentionnoun

The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.

‘In [chronical distempers], the principal intention is to restore the tone of the solid parts.’;

Contentionnoun

the act of competing as for profit or a prize;

‘the teams were in fierce contention for first place’;

Intentionnoun

The state of being strained. See Intension.

Contentionnoun

heated disagreement

‘the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries’;

Intentionnoun

Any mental apprehension of an object.

Contentionnoun

an assertion, especially one maintained in argument

‘Freud's contention that all dreams were wish fulfilment’;

Intentionnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

‘his intent was to provide a new translation’; ‘good intentions are not enough’; ‘it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs’; ‘he made no secret of his designs’;

Intentionnoun

(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal;

‘his intentions are entirely honorable’;

Intentionnoun

an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out;

‘my intention changed once I saw her’;

Intentionnoun

a thing intended; an aim or plan

‘he announced his intention to stand for re-election’; ‘she was full of good intentions’;

Intentionnoun

the action or fact of intending

‘intention is just one of the factors that will be considered’;

Intentionnoun

a person's plans, especially a man's, in respect to marriage

‘if his intentions aren't honourable, I never want to see him again’;

Intentionnoun

the healing process of a wound.

Intentionnoun

conceptions formed by directing the mind towards an object.

Intention

Intention is a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future. Intention involves mental activities such as planning and forethought.

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