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1. Law the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences
2. Med 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



a purpose or goal; the direction or directedness of consciousness, will, and, to a certain extent, feelings toward an object. The concept of intention dates back to Scholasticism, which distinguished “primary intention,” oriented toward a particular, from “secondary intention,” oriented toward a universal.

In the 19th century the concept of intention was again introduced into philosophy by the German philosopher F. Brentano. In his view, intentionality signifies the “objectness” of any act of consciousness, that is, its necessary relatedness to a certain—real or imaginary—object. Ideas of intention and intentionality are central (as universal characteristics of consciousness) to the views of A. Meinong (Austria) and E. Husserl (Germany). These concepts, particularly through the work of Meinong, were adopted by psychology, resulting in a refinement of ideas of the nature and direction of psychic activity, as well as in the formation of the concept of set.



A term used by ATC (air traffic control) to ask a pilot, “What do you plan to do?”
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Our first intention was to bring Claudio to Dens and not to sell him to anyone else but now, obviously, we have to see what kind of money they are thinking about.
Our first intention was not to sell Claudio but we have to see what kind of money they are thinking about.
Mr Newby said: "Our first intention was to build a tent city for emergency accommodation away from the main disaster area.
1) The first intention is realized in the completed work, the second is notoriously open-ended.
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