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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.


(Logic) logic (of a predicate) incapable of explanation solely in terms of the set of objects to which it is applicable; requiring explanation in terms of meaning or understanding. Compare extensional See also opaque context, Electra paradox
inˈtensionally adv
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Adj.1.intensional - used of the set of attributes that distinguish the referents of a given word
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
connotative - having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
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Modal logic, however, the formal tool privileged by philosophers to shape their theories about intensional notions, displays severe drawbacks: its use determines an incoherent treatment of different kinds of modalities and it is expressively weak as important general claims are not fully formalizable in it.
But despite its influence and prima facie plausibility, the argument (1) equivocates between different senses of "making true," (2) mistakenly assumes that hyperintensional contexts are intensional, and (3) relies upon an implausible vision of the way that language works.
Following are chapters on verb phrase semantics; semantics of adjectives and adverb(ial)s; intensional contexts; scope, negation, and conjunction; sentence types; and information and discourse structure.
I believe the connection that can obtain in veridical cases is due to the given intentional state's nature, along with the intensional properties' essence(s) in the intended object (that is, properties that object must have to be that kind of thing).
the problem of unification concerns protecting and reconstructing the narrative of self-identity in the face of the massive intensional and extensional changes which modernity sets into being.
Por conseguinte, a nao-discricao intensional determina a natureza "enciclopedica" da mudanca semantica, o que significa que a mudanca pode envolver qualquer informacao associada a um determinado item lexical, podendo surgir um novo significado tanto com base num ja existente como com base num sub-conjunto deste, seja ele de caracter referencial, pragmatico ou conotativo.
Hennix's text was called "17 Points on Intensional Logics for Intransitive Experiences, 1969-1979" (intensional with an s is a technical term in logic).
Augmented intensional reasoning in knowledge-based accounting systems.
55) Only then can we can find the intensional function from possibilities to outcomes which, when applied to the facts as the Framers saw them, produces the applications as the Framers saw them.
The fact that every expression has two semantic components, extensional and intensional meaning, sometimes presented as reference and sense, seems now to be generally accepted.
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Intensional LOs have been introduced in order to support more generic and flexible LOs for authors and to increase flexibility in the adaptation process.