[ in-ten-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈtɛn ʃən /
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).
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Origin of intension
Related formsin·ten·sion·al, adjectivein·ten·sion·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for in-tension
/ (ɪnˈtɛnʃən) /
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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