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intention (n.)

late 14c., entencioun, "purpose, design, aim or object; will, wish, desire, that which is intended," from Old French entencion "intent, purpose, aspiration; will; thought" (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) "a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention," noun of action from intendere "to turn one's attention," literally "to stretch out" (see intend). Also in Middle English "emotion, feelings; heart, mind, mental faculties, understanding."

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Definitions of intention from WordNet

intention (n.)
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;
good intentions are not enough
Synonyms: purpose / intent / aim / design
intention (n.)
(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal;
his intentions are entirely honorable
intention (n.)
an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out;
my intention changed once I saw her
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