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Definition of Intention
IntentionIntention In*ten"tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See
Intend, and cf. Intension.]
1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind
toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of
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
Hell is paved with good intentions. --Johnson.
3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end;
In [chronical distempers], the principal intention
is to restore the tone of the solid parts.
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
Syn: Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport;
meaning. See Design. intention 7. (Mach.) A joint or other connection uniting parts of
machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender
connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine;
especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes
and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate
8. (Brewing) A cask suspended on trunnions, in which
fermentation is carried on.
Hypostatic union (Theol.) See under Hypostatic.
Latin union. See under Latin.
Legislative Union (Eng. Hist.), the union of Great Britain
and Ireland, which took place Jan. 1, 1801.
Union, or Act of Union (Eng. Hist.), the act by which
Scotland was united to England, or by which the two
kingdoms were incorporated into one, in 1707.
Union by the first, or second, intention. (Surg.) See
To heal by the first, or second, intention, under
Union down (Naut.), a signal of distress at sea made by
reversing the flag, or turning its union downward.
Union jack. (Naut.) See Jack, n., 10.
Union joint. (Mech.)
(a) A joint formed by means of a union.
(b) A piece of pipe made in the form of the letter T.
Syn: Unity; junction; connection; concord; alliance;
coalition; combination; confederacy.
Usage: Union, Unity. Union is the act of bringing two or
more things together so as to make but one, or the
state of being united into one. Unity is a state of
simple oneness, either of essence, as the unity of
God, or of action, feeling, etc., as unity of design,
of affection, etc. Thus, we may speak of effecting a
union of interests which shall result in a unity of
labor and interest in securing a given object.
One kingdom, joy, and union without end.
[Man] is to . . . beget Like of his like, his
image multiplied. In unity defective; which
requires Collateral love, and dearest amity.
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