Definition of Intensional

1. Adjective. Used of the set of attributes that distinguish the referents of a given word.

Category relationships: Logic
Similar to: Connotative
Derivative terms: Intension



Definition of Intensional

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to intension. ¹

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Definition of Intensional

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intensional

intenseness
intensenesses
intenser
intensest
intensification
intensification chemotherapy
intensifications
intensified
intensifier
intensifiers
intensifies
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intension
intensional (current term)
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intensionality
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intensions
intensities
intensitive
intensity
intensity level
intensity of sound
intensive
intensive-care
intensive care
intensive care unit

Literary usage of Intensional

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1. Mathematical Philosophy: A Study of Fate and Freedom; Lectures for Educated by Cassius Jackson Keyser (1922)
"There is, however, another view of relations,—the intensional view,—in which ... And this intensional intrinsic sense of the term relation is the sense in ..."

2. The Principles of Logic by Francis Herbert Bradley (1883)
"In certain judgments, where the predicate is not of the " essence " of the subject, we are warned that an intensional reading is impossible. ..."

3. Towards SQL Database Language Extensions for Geographic Information Systems edited by Vincent B. Robinson, Henry Tom (1993)
"This may simply involve informing the system users of invalid intensional objects and make these objects unavailable until the database is corrected. ..."

4. McEvoy Magazine by Thomas Jefferson McEvoy (1912)
"... while an intensional use means to describe by naming qualities. ... To define a term we must regard it in an intensional sense: eg man is a rational ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"It was he who perceived and demonstrated the advantage of adopting the extensional as distinguished from the intensional view of relations. ..."

6. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1909)
"Explain the Extensional and intensional use of the following terms: — metal, chair, man, Caesar, superstition, justice, student, John Jones, island, ..."

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