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1. The state or quality of being intense; intensity.
2. The act of becoming intense or more intense; intensification.
3. Logic The sum of the attributes contained in a term.

[Latin intēnsiō, intēnsiōn-, from intēnsus, stretched; see intense.]

in·ten′sion·al adj.


1. (Logic) logic
a. the set of characteristics or properties by which the referent or referents of a given word are determined: thus, the intension of marsupial is the set containing the characteristics suckling its young and having a pouch. Compare extension11a
2. a rare word for intensity, determination
3. a rare word for intensification. See intensification


(ɪnˈtɛn ʃən)

1. intensification; increase in degree.
2. intensity; high degree.
3. relative intensity; degree.
4. exertion of the mind; determination.
5. Logic. the set of attributes belonging to all and only those things to which a given term is correctly applied; connotation. Compare extension (def. 11).
[1595–1605; < Latin intēnsiō. See intend, -tion]
in•ten′sion•al, adj.
in•ten′sion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intension - what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"


n (Philos: of a concept) → Intension f, → Inhalt m
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