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

 in·ten·tion /ɪnˈtɛn(t)ʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·ten·tion /ɪnˈtɛnʧən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ten·tion n.
 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) 2.0

      n 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, 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"