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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Intention \In*ten"tion\, noun [F. intention, L. intentio. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intension}.]

1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.

Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness, and of choice, fixes its view on any idea. --Locke.

2. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.

Hell is paved with good intentions. --Johnson.

3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.

In [chronical distempers], the principal intention is to restore the tone of the solid parts. --Arbuthnot.

4. The state of being strained. See {Intension}. [Obs.]

5. (Logic) Any mental apprehension of an object.

{First intention} (Logic), a conception of a thing formed by the first or direct application of the mind to the individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone.

{Second intention} (Logic), a conception generalized from first intuition or apprehension already formed by the mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion, as species, genus, whiteness.

{To heal by the first intention} (Surg.), to cicatrize, as a wound, without suppuration.

{To heal by the second intention} (Surg.), to unite after suppuration.

Syn: Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport; meaning. See {Design}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

intention

noun

1: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs" [syn: {purpose}, {intent}, {intention}, {aim}, {design}]

2: (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal; "his intentions are entirely honorable"

3: an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"


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