intension: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in-ten'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. intensification; increase in degree.
  2. intensity; high degree.
  3. relative intensity; degree.
  4. exertion of the mind; determination.
  5. (of a term) the set of attributes belonging to all and only those things to which the given term is correctly applied; connotation; comprehension. Cf. extension (def. 12).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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