[in-ten-siv] /ɪnˈtɛn sɪv/
of, relating to, or characterized by intensity:
tending to intensify; intensifying.
noting or pertaining to a system of agriculture involving the cultivation of limited areas, and relying on the maximum use of labor and expenditures to raise the crop yield per unit area (opposed to ).
requiring or having a high concentration of a specified quality or element (used in combination):
Coal mining is a labor-intensive industry.
Grammar. indicating increased emphasis or force. Certainly is an intensive adverb. Myself in I did it myself is an intensive pronoun.
something that intensifies.
Grammar. an intensive element or formation, as -self in himself, or Latin -tō in iac-tō, “I hurl” from iacō, “I throw.”.
involving the maximum use of land, time, or some other resource: intensive agriculture, an intensive course
(usually in combination) using one factor of production proportionately more than others, as specified: capital-intensive, labour-intensive
(agriculture) involving or farmed using large amounts of capital or labour to increase production from a particular area Compare extensive (sense 3)
denoting or relating to a grammatical intensifier
denoting or belonging to a class of pronouns used to emphasize a noun or personal pronoun, such as himself in the sentence John himself did it. In English, intensive pronouns are identical in form with reflexive pronouns
of or relating to intension
(physics) of or relating to a local property, measurement, etc, that is independent of the extent of the system Compare extensive (sense 4)
an intensifier or intensive pronoun or grammatical construction
mid-15c., from French intensif (14c.), from Latin intens-, past participle stem of intendere (see intend). As a noun, 1813, from the adjective. Alternative intensitive is a malformation. Intensive care attested from 1958. Related: Intensively.
[in-ten-shuh n] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result. 2. the end or object intended; purpose. 3. intentions. 4. the act or fact of intending. 5. Logic. 6. Surgery, Medicine/Medical. a manner or process of healing, as in the healing of a lesion or fracture without […]
[in-ten-shuh-nl] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃə nl/ adjective 1. done with intention or on purpose; intended: an intentional insult. 2. of or relating to intention or purpose. 3. Metaphysics. /ɪnˈtɛnʃənəl/ adjective 1. performed by or expressing intention; deliberate 2. of or relating to intention or purpose 3. (philosophy) adj. 1520s, from Medieval Latin intentionalis, from intentionem (see intention). […]
noun 1. a community designed and planned around a social ideal or collective values and interests, often involving shared resources and responsibilities.
noun 1. (in literary criticism) an assertion that the intended meaning of the author is not the only or most important meaning; a fallacy involving an assessment of a literary work based on the author’s intended meaning rather than on actual response to the work.