intension

noun

in·​ten·​sion in-ˈten(t)-shən How to pronounce intension (audio)
intensional
in-ˈten(t)-shə-nᵊl How to pronounce intension (audio)
-ˈtench-nəl
adjective
intensionality noun
intensionally
in-ˈten(t)-shə-nᵊl-ē How to pronounce intension (audio)
-ˈtench-nə-lē
adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of intension was in 1604

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“Intension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intension. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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