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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ten·sion /ɪnˈtɛn(t)ʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ten·sion n.
 1. A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained; as, the intension of a musical string.
 2. Increase of power or energy of any quality or thing; intenseness; fervency.
    Sounds . . . likewise do rise and fall with the intension or remission of the wind.   --Bacon.
 3. Logic & Metaph. The collective attributes, qualities, or marks that make up a complex general notion; the comprehension, content, or connotation; -- opposed to extension, extent, or sphere.
    This law is, that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension.   --Sir W. Hamilton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : what you must know in order to determine the reference of an
          expression [syn: connotation]