Origin of intension
Examples from the Web for intension
But need we infer because abstract terms are singular that therefore they have no intension and are mere meaningless marks?
From this arises the distinctive terms known as the content, extension and intension of concepts, respectively.Thought-Culture|William Walker Atkinson
Another narrows the intension still further when he defines animal as: "a creature which possesses, or has possessed, life."The Art of Logical Thinking|William Walker Atkinson
The intension or increase of a thing makes it more or greater, but does not make the subject of another kind.Essays and Miscellanies|Plutarch
To attend to the concept and discover its intension as a means for correct judgment evidently demands mental effort.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|Ontario Ministry of Education
British Dictionary definitions for intension
Word Origin and History for intension
c.1600, from Latin intensionem (nominative intensio) "a stretching, straining, effort," noun of action from past participle stem of intendere (see intend).