Definition of Intentional

1. Adjective. Characterized by conscious design or purpose. "A willful waste of time"

Exact synonyms: Knowing
Similar to: Intended
Derivative terms: Intention, Intentionality, Knowingness

2. Adjective. Done or made or performed with purpose and intent. "Well-designed houses"
Exact synonyms: Designed
Similar to: Fashioned
Antonyms: Undesigned
Derivative terms: Intentionality

Definition of Intentional

1. a. Done by intention or design; intended; designed; as, the act was intentional, not accidental.

Definition of Intentional

1. Adjective. Intended or planned; done deliberately or voluntarily. ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) Done with intent. ¹

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Definition of Intentional

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intentional

intensive management
intensive properties
intensive psychotherapy
intent on(p)
intention spasm
intention tremor
intentional grounding
intentional replantation
intentional walk
intentional walks

Literary usage of Intentional

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"When two incidents are disjunctively intentional, when dis- they may be so with or without preference. They may be said may be with to be so with preference ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"... or fraud In fact involving moral turpitude or intentional wrong, as does embezzlement, and not implied fraud or fraud in law, which may exist without ..."

3. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"A consequence, when it is intentional, may either be directly so, ... It may be said to be directly or lineally intentional, when the prospect of producing ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"(1) His honor erred in charging the jury as follows: "If it appears that there was an intentional killing, if that appears from the evidence, ..."

5. The Groundwork of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1903)
"Actions which are Intentional but not Due to Voluntary Decision. — Action is intentional so far as we have ideal prevision of its course, ..."

6. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text-book for by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1854)
"And this brings us to an explanation of what is called Intentional MEMORY or ... Nature of intentional recollection. We may, in the second place, ..."

7. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"ful or Intentional. Cleveland, 0., C. & St. LR Co. v. Tartt (US) 64 Fed. ... As a general rule there is a wide difference between intentional acte ind those ..."

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