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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.
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(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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