intension

Definitions

  • A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making lime. The iron hoops which supported the arched top of the kiln buckled from the intense heat
    A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making lime. The iron hoops which supported the arched top of the kiln buckled from the intense heat
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intension what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
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Intensity magnet Intensity magnet

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world
    • Intension A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained; as, the intension of a musical string.
    • Intension Increase of power or energy of any quality or thing; intenseness; fervency. "Sounds . . . likewise do rise and fall with the intension or remission of the wind."
    • Intension (Logic & Metaph) The collective attributes, qualities, or marks that make up a complex general notion; the comprehension, content, or connotation; -- opposed to extension extent, or sphere. "This law is, that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cheetahs make a chirping sound that is much like a bird's chirp or a dog's yelp. The sound is so an intense, it can be heard a mile away.
    • n intension Intensity, quantity, or degree of a quality, action, or effect.
    • n intension The act of making intense; intensification.
    • n intension In logic, a term used by Sir William Hamilton for the sum of the characters given in the definition of a term: intended to replace the term comprehension.
    • n intension In biology, the origin of a new variety, race, or species from individuals which are restricted from free interbreeding with their kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Plant life could not exist without lightning. Nitrogen, an essential food for plants, comprises 80% of the atmosphere, but in a form that is insoluble and unusable. It's the intense heat of lightning that forces the nitrogen to combine with oxygen in the air, forming nitrogen oxides that are soluble in water and fall to the earth in rain as dilute nitric acid. This reacts with minerals in the ground to become the nitrates on which the plants depend.
    • n Intension a straining or bending: increase of intensity:
    • n Intension (logic) the sum of the qualities implied by a general name
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Quotations

  • Elizabeth Drew
    Elizabeth Drew
    “The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.”
  • Arthur Schnitzler
    Arthur Schnitzler
    “Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.”
  • Octave Mirbeau
    Octave Mirbeau
    “Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.”
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold%20Bennett
    “It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.”
  • Greg Norman
    Greg Norman
    “I'm a very intense person. When I go after something, I want to go after it with everything I have. I want to push myself to the edge.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intensio,: cf. F. intension,. See Intend, and cf. Intention
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Intend.

Usage

In literature:

Who displayed an intenser energy?
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
He was intensely amused.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
It implied to him a masculine untidiness, and he was intensely orderly and hated untidiness.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
The fact is that emotion is an intense bodily response to a situation which when perceived is the state of feeling.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
There was a strained and intensely interested look in his eyes.
"The Necromancers" by Robert Hugh Benson
His most intense war-incident is taken from the history of the French wars under Napoleon.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
She was intensely and calmly happy.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
When first such tales are told, they excite the nerves of the young and the ignorant intensely.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
The blues of the shadows are everywhere intense.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Part of the time her fear was a general terror of some unknown thing, and part of the time it was a specialized fear of great intensity.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
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In poetry:

Jesus, by whose forgiveness sweet,
Her love grew so intense,
Earth's sinners all come round thy feet:
Lord, make no difference!
"The Woman That Was A Sinner" by George MacDonald
I thought so intensely of you,
Before this life, just so.
As if there were nothing more.
But I say you were there
In my thoughts.
"Sisyphus" by Ozdemir Asaf
Then be let his hair grow lank and long,
And an air intense he got,
And ever he strove to nurse in song
The cult of the "Dunnowhat."
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
As if the intenser drama
Shown me there
Of what the walls had witnessed
Filled the air,
And left no room for later passion anywhere.
"The Re-Enactment" by Thomas Hardy
Softly sweet with fluttering presage,
Felt she that ethereal sense,
Drinking charms of love delirious,
Reaping bliss of love intense!
"Daphne" by George Meredith
The exit gained, they're driven hence
Amid a darkness most intense;
No hand to guide, no angel voice
To urge them to the better choice;
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Loquacious Dallas owner Mark Cuban, always a "favorite" of Spurs Nation, managed to turn the intensity up in the simmering Spurs-Mavs rivalry — again.
Females mate only once per season, with one male, so the competition among males is intense.
Ashton Distributors Inc and the Garcia family have launched a more intense version of their award-winning La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor brand called La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva.
If you're looking for a creative way to amp up your workout intensity, here's a progressive shoulder circuit to spurt new growth.
If you're looking for a creative way to amp up your workout intensity, these four rep temps will take it to the next level.
CHARLOTTE'S WEB: Charlotte Gainsbourg's performance is startlingly intense in Lars von Trier's Antichrist .
Meanwhile, water planners in intensively-irrigated counties are planning to drain 50-60% of the aquifer 's current volume by 2060.
JOHN MUNSON/THE STAR-LEDGER Instructor Anne Kullaf critiques a students work during the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey's intensive studio art class for high school students.
The rivalry between Atlanta and Tampa Bay might not be quite as intense as the one the Falcons have with the New Orleans Saints, but Sunday's game between Atlanta and the Buccaneers suddenly has become fairly significant.
Intense, focused, wants to win.
Hot 'n' Healthy: Burn up calories with high-intensity interval training.
You think the Oct 28 Jets-Dolphins rematch will be intense, or what.
The rocky slopes of Pritchard Hill give this Napa Cab fierce, muscular intensity.
The 28-year-old woman is in intensive care after the incident at a Costa Mesa motel, police say.
Maybe LeBron James used all of his intensity in the pregame speech.
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In science:

In the present paper we show that, for maximum focused intensity, the ensemble average of the contrast in focusing may be expressed in terms of the degree of intensity correlation, κ, and the number of effective eigenvalues, Nef f , which is the eigenchannel participation number of the transmission matrix.
Focusing through random media: eigenchannel participation number and intensity correlation
We show that in the diffusive limit, the average of intensity at a distance ∆r from the focus relative to the ensemble average of the intensity is given by, hIf oc (∆r)i/hI i = N [(F (∆r) + κ) / (1 + κ)].
Focusing through random media: eigenchannel participation number and intensity correlation
FIG. 1. (Color online) Intensity speckle pattern generated for L=23 cm for diffusive waves (a) and for L=61 cm for localized waves (b) normalized to the average intensity in the respective patterns.
Focusing through random media: eigenchannel participation number and intensity correlation
The intensity at the focus is still N hI i but this essentially the average intensity in the pattern when only the first transmission eigenchannel is excited.
Focusing through random media: eigenchannel participation number and intensity correlation
F (∆r) and κ. κ is obtained from the fit of the cumulant intensity correlation function C (∆r). F (∆r) shown in Fig. 4 is well fitted with theoretical expressions35,36 based on the equality of FE (∆r) with the Fourier transform of the specific intensity.
Focusing through random media: eigenchannel participation number and intensity correlation
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