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intention


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intention  \In*ten"tion\,  n.  [F.  intention,  L.  intentio.  See 
  {Intend},  and  cf  {Intension}.] 
  1.  A  stretching  or  bending  of  the  mind  toward  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  7.  (Mach.)  A  joint  or  other  connection  uniting  parts  of 
  machinery,  or  the  like  as  the  elastic  pipe  of  a  tender 
  connecting  it  with  the  feed  pipe  of  a  locomotive  engine; 
  especially,  a  pipe  fitting  for  connecting  pipes,  or  pipes 
  and  fittings,  in  such  a  way  as  to  facilitate 
  disconnection. 
 
  8.  (Brewing)  A  cask  suspended  on  trunnions,  in  which 
  fermentation  is  carried  on 
 
  {Hypostatic  union}  (Theol.)  See  under  {Hypostatic}. 
 
  {Latin  union}.  See  under  {Latin}. 
 
  {Legislative  Union}  (Eng.  Hist.),  the  union  of  Great  Britain 
  and  Ireland,  which  took  place  Jan.  1,  1801. 
 
  {Union},  or  {Act  of  Union}  (Eng.  Hist.),  the  act  by  which 
  Scotland  was  united  to  England,  or  by  which  the  two 
  kingdoms  were  incorporated  into  one  in  1707. 
 
  {Union  by  the  first},  or  {second},  {intention}.  (Surg.)  See 
  {To  heal  by  the  first  or  second  intention},  under 
  {Intention}. 
 
  {Union  down}  (Naut.),  a  signal  of  distress  at  sea  made  by 
  reversing  the  flag,  or  turning  its  union  downward. 
 
  {Union  jack}.  (Naut.)  See  {Jack},  n.,  10. 
 
  {Union  joint}.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  joint  formed  by  means  of  a  union. 
  b  A  piece  of  pipe  made  in  the  form  of  the  letter  T. 
 
  Syn:  Unity;  junction;  connection;  concord;  alliance; 
  coalition;  combination;  confederacy. 
 
  Usage:  {Union},  {Unity}.  Union  is  the  act  of  bringing  two  or 
  more  things  together  so  as  to  make  but  one  or  the 
  state  of  being  united  into  one  Unity  is  a  state  of 
  simple  oneness,  either  of  essence,  as  the  unity  of 
  God,  or  of  action  feeling,  etc.,  as  unity  of  design, 
  of  affection,  etc  Thus  we  may  speak  of  effecting  a 
  union  of  interests  which  shall  result  in  a  unity  of 
  labor  and  interest  in  securing  a  given  object. 
 
  One  kingdom,  joy,  and  union  without  end 
  --Milton. 
 
  [Man]  is  to  .  .  .  beget  Like  of  his  like  his 
  image  multiplied.  In  unity  defective;  which 
  requires  Collateral  love,  and  dearest  amity. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intention 
  n  1:  an  anticipated  outcome  that  is  intended  or  guides  your 
  planned  actions;  "his  intent  was  to  provide  a  new 
  translation";  "it  was  created  with  the  conscious  aim  of 
  answering  immediate  needs";  "he  made  no  secret  of  his 
  designs"  [syn:  {purpose},  {intent},  {aim},  {design}] 
  2:  (usually  plural)  the  goal  with  respect  to  a  marriage 
  proposal;  "his  intentions  are  entirely  honorable" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INTENTION,  n.  The  mind's  sense  of  the  prevalence  of  one  set  of 
  influences  over  another  set  an  effect  whose  cause  is  the  imminence, 
  immediate  or  remote,  of  the  performance  of  an  involuntary  act 
 
 




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