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entention (plural ententions)

  1. Obsolete form of intention.
    • The Birth, Marriage, and Death Register, Church Records, Lancaster Massachusetts 1643 — 1850
      Jacob Fowle entered his Entention of marriage with Phebe Osgood Feb 4 1738
  2. (neologism) Reference to something not necessarily present; as a book might discuss mathematics without presenting any mathematics in the text, or a tool might be manufactured for dealing with objects not present at the time of manufacture; DNA encodes information for dealing with processes that are not underway at its formation.

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