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Intention vs. Intension

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Main Difference

The main difference between Intention and Intension is that the Intention is a agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at and Intension is a property or quality connoted by a word, phrase, or another symbol.

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  • Intention (noun)

    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."

  • Intention (noun)

    Tension; straining, stretching.

  • Intention (noun)

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

  • Intention (noun)

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

  • Intention (noun)

    Any mental apprehension of an object.

  • Intention (noun)

    The process of the healing of a wound.

  • Intention (verb)

    Intend

  • Intension (noun)

    intensity or the act of becoming intense .

  • Intension (noun)

    Any property or quality connoted by a word, phrase or other symbol, contrasted with actual instances in the real world to which the term applies.

  • Intension (noun)

    A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.

    "the intension of a musical string"

Wiktionary
  • Intention (noun)

    a thing intended; an aim or plan

    "he announced his intention to stand for re-election"

    "she was full of good intentions"

  • Intention (noun)

    the action or fact of intending

    "intention is just one of the factors that will be considered"

  • Intention (noun)

    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"

  • Intention (noun)

    the healing process of a wound.

  • Intention (noun)

    conceptions formed by directing the mind towards an object.

  • Intension (noun)

    the internal content of a concept.

  • Intension (noun)

    resolution or determination.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Intention (noun)

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

  • Intention (noun)

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

  • Intention (noun)

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

  • Intention (noun)

    The state of being strained. See Intension.

  • Intention (noun)

    Any mental apprehension of an object.

  • Intension (noun)

    A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained; as, the intension of a musical string.

  • Intension (noun)

    Increase of power or energy of any quality or thing; intenseness; fervency.

  • Intension (noun)

    The collective attributes, qualities, or marks that make up a complex general notion; the comprehension, content, or connotation; - opposed to extension, extent, or sphere.

Webster Dictionary
  • Intention (noun)

    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"

  • Intention (noun)

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

    "his intentions are entirely honorable"

  • Intention (noun)

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

    "my intention changed once I saw her"

  • Intension (noun)

    what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

Princeton's WordNet

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