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When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
Otto von Bismarck

Meaning of "intention" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INTENTION

intention  [ɪnˈtɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INTENTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Intention is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INTENTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Intention

Intention is an agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at. Outcomes that are not anticipated and not foreseen are known as unintended consequences. Intentional behavior can also be just thoughtful and deliberate goal-directedness. Recent research in experimental philosophy has shown that other factors may also matter for whether or not an action is counted as intentional.

Definition of intention in the English dictionary

The first definition of intention in the dictionary is a purpose or goal; aim. Other definition of intention is the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences. Intention is also a natural healing process, as by first intention, in which the edges of a wound cling together with no tissue between, or by second intention, in which the wound edges adhere with granulation tissue.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INTENTION


abstention
əbˈstɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
contention
kənˈtɛnʃən
detention
dɪˈtɛnʃən
distension
dɪsˈtɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
hyperextension
ˌhaɪpərɪkˈstɛnʃən
hypertension
ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən
hypotension
ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən
intension
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
irretention
ɪrɪˈtɛnʃən
mention
ˈmɛnʃən
normotension
ˈnɔːməʊˌtɛnʃən
overattention
ˌəʊvərəˈtɛnʃən
overextension
ˌəʊvərɪkˈstɛnʃən
pretension
prɪˈtɛnʃən
protension
prəʊˈtɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
sustention
səˈstɛnʃən
tension
ˈtɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INTENTION

intensionality
intensionally
intensities
intensitive
intensity
intensive
intensive care
intensive care unit
intensive farming
intensively
intensiveness
intent
intentional
intentionality
intentionally
intentionally homeless
intentions
intentive
intently
intentness

WORDS THAT END LIKE INTENTION

accreditation
bone of contention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
chemoprevention
contravention
convention
crime prevention
dissention
fire prevention
honourable mention
inattention
indention
intervention
invention
National Convention
obtention
political convention
prevention
reinvention
selective attention
subvention

Synonyms and antonyms of intention in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INTENTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «intention» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of intention
aim · design · desire · determination · end · goal · idea · intent · object · objective · plan · purpose · scheme · target · wish

Translation of «intention» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INTENTION

Find out the translation of intention to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of intention from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «intention» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

用意
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

intención
570 millions of speakers

English

intention
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इरादा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نِيَّةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

намерение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

intenção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদ্দেশ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intention
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Niat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Absicht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

意図
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Niat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ý định
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उद्देश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

niyet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

intenzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

intencja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

намір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

intenție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόθεση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voorneme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avsikt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hensikt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of intention

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INTENTION»

The term «intention» is very widely used and occupies the 9.862 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INTENTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «intention» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «intention» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about intention

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10 QUOTES WITH «INTENTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word intention.
1
Patch Adams
When you left the house today, you had the intention of putting clothes on and you did. You didn't try to put your pants on today. You simply put them on. The same has to hold for all of our intentions. We don't try to be more loving partners. We make the intention, and we act on it.
2
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
I think everyone must settle for what is in the parameter of their own rights. No one must have an evil intention toward the territorial benefit or integrity of other nations.
3
George Allen
I have no intention of running for office again.
4
Richie Allen
I don't think I'm as bad as I'm made out to be. I did things in Philadelphia, but I don't have any intention of doing those things in St. Louis.
5
Trey Anastasio
As long as your intention is pure, and you know what you're in it for, then you're alright. And I'm in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously... real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music.
6
Henri Bergson
In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
7
Otto von Bismarck
When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
8
Otto von Bismarck
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
9
Edward Blake
I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention.
10
Andrea Bocelli
All that counts in life is intention.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INTENTION»

Discover the use of intention in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to intention and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Intention
This is a welcome reprint of a book that continues to grow in importance.
Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe, 2000
2
The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your ...
The book you hold in your hands is revolutionary, a groundbreaking exploration of the science of intention. It is also the first book to invite you, the reader, to take an active part in its original research.
Lynne McTaggart, 2007
3
The Power of Intention
Argues that intention is a force found in the universe that propels an individual into action and includes stories and examples of the prinicples of intention and ways to apply intention to everyday life.
Wayne W. Dyer, 2010
4
Teaching with Intention: Defining Beliefs, Aligning ...
Offers advice for teachers on defining their own principles and values and applying them to teaching practices, covering such topics as classroom set up, lesson plans, and assessments.
Debbie Miller, 2008
5
Intention Interpretation
" The essays, mostly commissioned by the editor, explore the presuppositions and consequences of arguing for the importance of the author's intentions in the way Hirsch does.
Gary Iseminger, 1995
6
Faces of Intention: Selected Essays on Intention and Agency
A collection of essays is concerned with deepening our understanding of the notion of intention.
Michael Bratman, 1999
7
The Author's Intention
This book is essential reading for anyone in the humanities who has an interest in critical thought, hermeneutics, and all forms of interpretive technique.
Jeffrey Anthony Mitscherling, Tanya DiTommaso, Aref Nayad, 2004
8
ESSAYS ON ANSCOMBE'S INTENTION
Donald Davidson called it “the most important treatment of action since Aristotle.” This collection of ten essays clarifies many aspects of Anscombe’s challenging work and affirms her reputation as one of our most original ...
Anton Ford, Jennifer Hornsby, Frederick Stoutland, 2011
9
Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative
A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life.
Peter Brooks, 2012
10
Action, Intention, and Reason
In this collection of essays, Audi develops a general theory of action ranging from the nature of action and action-explanation to free and rational action.
Robert Audi, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INTENTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term intention is used in the context of the following news items.
1
EXCLUSIVE: Kane Asserts Innocence & Intention To Fight Back …
But, regardless, Kane says she has no intention of quitting her job. Delano: “If the Montgomery County district attorney charges you, will you ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
2
Pesticide ban will form 2018 voting intention - Kamloops This Week
I am so disappointed with those on council who voted in favour of a cosmetic-pesticide ban — Tina Lange, Donovan Cavers, Dieter Dudy, ... «Kamloops This Week, Jul 15»
3
Midlands councils announce intention to create West … - Out-Law.com
A group of seven councils has announced its intention to create a combined authority for the West Midlands with the aims of co-ordinating ... «Out-Law.com, Jul 15»
4
CFPB Deputy Director Announces Intention to Step Down
Steven L. Antonakes, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)'s second-in-command official, announced Thursday in a memo to ... «The MReport, Jul 15»
5
Livni: Zionist Union Has No Intention of Joining Gov't
MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) said that her party has no intention of joining Netanyahu's government. Livni told Kol Israel radio that she spoke ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
6
Panel issues draft guidance on shareholder intention statements
On 7 July 2015 the Takeovers Panel (Panel) released a consultation paper and draft guidance note relating to intention statements given by ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
7
Ex's, Exorcisms, and the Power of Intention
I also make the time to set an intention of protection, a sort of force field around me. If something hurtful is flung my way, it just bounces off. «First Wives World, Jul 15»
8
Open 2015: R&A have 'no intention' of using Royal Porthcawl - BBC
The governing body of golf's Open Championship, the Royal and Ancient, says it has "no intention" of hosting the competition at Royal ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
9
My intention is to break all records with 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan': Salman …
Actor Salman Khan turned singer in a bid to promote his latest 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' while in the capital on Tuesday night. Salman was ... «IBNLive, Jul 15»
10
'No intention' of penalising rape victims with tax credit changes
Budget reforms to restrict the tax credits larger families can claim have "no intention" of penalising women who have a child as a result of rape, ... «stv.tv, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Intention [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/intention>. Mar 2020 ».
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