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intensional

(philosophy)
A description of properties, e.g. intensional equality, that relate to how an object is implemented as opposed to extensional properties which concern only how its output depends on its input.
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Univocal and analogical names are essentially united by intension, but names of resemblance are intensionally unified only by accident.
This suggests that Wittgenstein's notion of meaning as use is the public application of intensionally defined signifieds within the constraints of language-games.
The idea is that if a concept of displaying is present in a context, then the concepts of seeing and visibility are intensionally implicit somewhere in the context.
Meanings are defined extensionally as sets of entities in possible worlds (or, more accurately, at possible world x time indices), and intensionally as functions from expressions and indices into denotations.
28) If this is what John intends, he uses the instance of "is S's subjective truth" such that it is intensionally equivalent with an instance of "is believed by S to be true.
We will define constitutional showdowns both extensionally, by examples and paradigm cases (in Section A), and intensionally, by necessary and sufficient criteria (in Sections B and C).
Both data and qualification parameters may be single instances or concepts or sets of instances or concepts that may be intensionally or extensionally specified.
Intensionally, I define as ongoing in Nuosu those clauses that are presented with a perspective from within by overt lexical or grammatical marking.
A specific version v is described intensionally by its properties (e.
These may be conceived either extensionally or intensionally, though we confine ourselves for the time being to the extensional case.
Although contemporary data models, mainly exemplified by the relational model, are capable of expressing intensional concepts and provide retrieval facilities on intensionally defined collections of data, they are weak in expressing and manipulating intensional semantics because they lack the general abstract data-typing facilities and inferencing abilities.
Classes, on the other hand, are determined intensionally by properties; this is the logical notion of a collection.