- intensification; increase in degree.
- intensity; high degree.
- relative intensity; degree.
- exertion of the mind; determination.
- Logic. (of a term) the set of attributes belonging to all and only those things to which the given term is correctly applied; connotation; comprehension.Compare extension(def 12).
Origin of intension
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- a rare word for intensity, determination
- a rare word for intensificationSee intensification
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Word Origin and History for in-tension
c.1600, from Latin intensionem (nominative intensio) "a stretching, straining, effort," noun of action from past participle stem of intendere (see intend).
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