Intensional



[in-ten-shuh n] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃən/

noun
1.
intensification; increase in degree.
2.
; high degree.
3.
relative ; degree.
4.
exertion of the mind; determination.
5.
Logic. (of a term) the set of attributes belonging to all and only those things to which the given term is correctly applied; connotation; comprehension.
Compare (def 12).
/ɪnˈtɛnʃənəl/
adjective
1.
(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
/ɪnˈtɛnʃən/
noun
1.
(logic)

2.
a rare word for intensity, determination
3.
a rare word for intensification See intensification
n.

c.1600, from Latin intensionem (nominative intensio) “a stretching, straining, effort,” noun of action from past participle stem of intendere (see intend).

philosophy
A description of properties, e.g. intensional equality, that relate to how an object is implemented as opposed to extensional properties which concern only how its output depends on its input.
(1995-01-12)

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