[in-ten-shuh n] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃən/
an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
the end or object intended; purpose.
the act or fact of intending.
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)
meaning or significance:
The intention of his words was clear.
the person or thing meant to benefit from a prayer or religious offering.
a purpose or goal; aim: it is his intention to reform
(law) the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences
(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
(usually pl) design or purpose with respect to a proposal of marriage (esp in the phrase honourable intentions)
an archaic word for meaning, intentness
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)
[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.
noun, Basketball. 1. a foul deliberately committed by a defensive player to stop play, tactically conceding the penalty of having the fouled player attempt the awarded foul shots in return for possession of the ball.