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in·ten·tion / inˈtenchən/ • n. 1. a thing intended; an aim or plan: she was full of good intentions | the Ukraine and Kazakhstan have both declared their intention to be nuclear-free. ∎  the action or fact of intending: intention is just one of the factors that will be considered. ∎  (one's intentions) a person's designs, esp. a man's, in respect to marriage: if his intentions aren't honorable, I never want to see him again. 2. Med. the healing process of a wound. See first intention, second intention. DERIVATIVES: in·ten·tioned adj. [in comb.] a well-intentioned remark.

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Intention

Intention. A term in Catholic usage with several meanings:1. The purpose of doing ‘what the church does’ in the sacraments. Along with the right ‘form’ and ‘matter’, the right intention is held to be necessary for the validity of the sacrament.2. The special object for which a prayer of intercession is made, or a mass said.

In all religions, stress is laid on the importance of intention in the performance of religious duties or the pursuit of religious goals. For an example in Islam, see NIYYA.

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intention

intention (in-ten-shŏn) n. a process of healing. first i. healing in which the edges of a wound are brought together under aseptic conditions and granulation tissue forms. second i. healing in which the wound edges are separated and the cavity is filled with granulation tissue over which epithelial tissue grows from the wound edges. third i. healing in which the wound ulcerates, granulations are slow to form, and a scar forms at the wound site.

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desertion, disconcertion, dispersion, diversion, emersion, excursion, exertion, extroversion, immersion, incursion, insertion, interspersion, introversion, Persian, perversion, submersion, subversion, tertian, version •excerption

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