the fact or quality of being done on purpose or with intent:The author’s choice here may not have been intentionally racially charged, but discrimination and prejudice are often not rooted in intentionality.
an attitude of purposefulness, with a commitment to deliberate action:“Active hope” is a practice that does not require optimism; instead, it requires intentionality.
the capacity of the mind to refer to an existent or nonexistent object:The mind has intentionality as it is directed toward something it affirms, desires, loves, or hates; but the something is not necessarily real.
(said of consciousness or a sign) the fact or property of pointing beyond itself:We relate to the world through intentionality—the capacity of consciousness to be about states of affairs outside itself.
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How to use intentionality in a sentence
Most notable, are the voluminous curls Leslie is seen wearing in the promo image, a look that we’re told by hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, was intentional.
On the preceding play, Los Angeles had taken an intentional safety, rather than risk a punt from deep in their own end.AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11 | Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
It was extremely important, in every conversation before making every hire, that we’re very intentional, about our team.Three Former Howard Students Are Taking ‘Between The World And Me’ From The Bookshelf To HBO | cmurray | October 9, 2020 | Essence.com
Nine years into our marriage, my husband, Gibran, and I are still intentional about date nights, but to be honest, we’re usually more like a party of four—us and our two cell phones.How Practicing Mindfulness With Your Partner Can Make You Closer | Charli Penn | October 1, 2020 | Essence.com
The intentional use of screens in ordinary, everyday moments can lead to countless learning and growth opportunities with your child.These methods will make screen time more enriching for your kids | By By Colleen Russo Johnson, PhD/Working Mother | September 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
But wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all live our lives with the intentionality that such a warning brings?On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die | Gene Robinson | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Through presence and intentionality, the nurse is able to know the other in his or her living and growing in caring.Nursing as Caring | Anne Boykin
The absolute principles of causality and substance, of intentionality and unity, unquestionably give us the absolute Being.Christianity and Greek Philosophy | Benjamin Franklin Cocker
We are experiencing in the world-war a fearful balancing-up with the rational intentionality of organised culture.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology | C. G. Jung
That intentionality should be cultivated, I need not spend many words in explaining.The Teacher | George Herbert Palmer
Here it is that "intentionality" and "consciousness" come in.