in·ten·tion /ɪnˈtɛnʧən/ 名詞
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.
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"