Intention



[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 granulation (healing by first intention) or the healing of a wound by granulation after suppuration (healing by second intention)
7.
meaning or significance:
The intention of his words was clear.
8.
the person or thing meant to benefit from a prayer or religious offering.
9.
Archaic. .
/ɪnˈtɛnʃən/
noun
1.
a purpose or goal; aim: it is his intention to reform
2.
(law) the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences
3.
(med) a natural healing process, as by first intention, in which the edges of a wound cling together with no tissue between, or by second intention, in which the wound edges adhere with granulation tissue
4.
(usually pl) design or purpose with respect to a proposal of marriage (esp in the phrase honourable intentions)
5.
an archaic word for meaning, intentness
n.

mid-14c., from Old French entencion “stretching, intensity, will, thought” (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) “a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention,” noun of action from intendere “to turn one’s attention,” literally “to stretch out” (see intend).

intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn’shən)
n.

in·ten’tion·al adj.

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