See also: intensión
intension (plural intensions)
- intensity or the act of becoming intense .
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], OCLC 1044372886:
- Sounds […] likewise do rise and fall with the intension or remission of the wind.
- (logic, semantics) Any property or quality connoted by a word, phrase or other symbol, contrasted with actual instances in the real world to which the term applies.
- 1859–1860, William Hamilton, H[enry] L[ongueville] Mansel and John Veitch, editors, Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic […], volume (please specify |volume=I to IV), Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, OCLC 648725:
- This law is, that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension.
- (dated) A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.
- the intension of a musical string
- Not to be confused with intention.
- "intension" (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000)
intension f (invariable)