- pertaining to an appearance, phenomenon, or representation in the mind; phenomenal; representational.
- pertaining to the capacity of the mind to refer to an existent or nonexistent object.
- pointing beyond itself, as consciousness or a sign.
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Related formsin·ten·tion·al·i·ty, nounin·ten·tion·al·ly, adverbsub·in·ten·tion·al, adjectivesub·in·ten·tion·al·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for intentionality
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|DAILY BEAST
Here it is that "intentionality" and "consciousness" come in.
The absolute principles of causality and substance, of intentionality and unity, unquestionably give us the absolute Being.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
That intentionality should be cultivated, I need not spend many words in explaining.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
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
British Dictionary definitions for intentionality
- of or relating to the capacity of the mind to refer to different kinds of objects
- (of an object) existing only as the object of some mental attitude rather than in reality, as a unicorn in she hopes to meet a unicornSee also intensional