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intention 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/inˈtenCHən/,
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intentions, plural;
  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
  2. The action or fact of intending
    • - intention is just one of the factors that will be considered
  3. 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
  4. The healing process of a wound


  1. purpose: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
  2. (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal; "his intentions are entirely honorable"
  3. an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"
  4. An 's intention in performing an action is his or her specific purpose in doing so, the end or goal that is aimed at, or intended to accomplish. Whether an action is successful or unsuccessful depends at least on whether the intended result was brought about. ...
  5. In criminal law, intention is one of the three general classes of mens rea necessary to constitute a conventional as opposed to strict liability crime.
  6. "INTENTION" is Kenichi Suzumura's debut single, released on October 8, 2008. It had peaked at #14 on the Oricon charts
  7. Intentions may refer to: * Intent, in law generally * Intention (criminal), in criminal law * Intention, in philosophy * Catholic beliefs on the power of prayer, in religion * Intentions, band
  8. A course of action that a person intends to follow; The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions; Tension; straining, stretching
  9. (intentive) Having an intent or purpose; attentive
  10. (Intentions) Are affirmative statements of what you DO want to have, be, do, experience, or would like to have happen -- made in advance. To be intentional is to have a positively focused idea, plan, or purpose in mind, and to imagine yourself successful in experiencing it.
  11. (Intentions) whether you intend to live in New Zealand or to return overseas after a time.
  12. (intentions) an idea or plan of what you are going to do
  13. (intentions) things that someone plans to do
  14. something that one wishes to do or intends to do. Intention is an impulse toward something; an idea that one is going to accomplish something. It’s intentional, which means one means to do it.
  15. In ethics questions can be asked about whether intentions make a difference to the moral value of the action. If they do than it could be argued that to give to charity to show off to gain praise is a right but bad action. ...
  16. The belief in the Roman Catholic church that the efficacy of the administration of a sacrament is dependant on the priest having the proper intent.
  17. a single, temporary desire or goal that arises in a character within a scene. (Also called "Objective".)
  18. An aim or design (as distinct from a capability) to execute a specified course of action (DOD JP 1994).
  19. It is a kind of mental state, like belief and desire, for example. From the point of view of the mental cause theory of action, it is intention the cause of action, and it is precisely this, to be caused by an intention what distinguishes movements (or absences of movement) which are actions ...
  20. A mental factor that functions to move its primary mind to the object. It functions to engage the mind in virtuous, non-virtuous, and neutral objects. All bodily and verbal actions are initiated by the mental factor intention. See Understanding the Mind.
  21. A consciously designed wish or objective.
  22. the direction of thought or light by the attentional principle. Intention is the force that enables the attentional principle to travel through the inner realms in the technique of direct projection, and to empower the transformational mantra revealed in the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation.
  23. An act of the will whereby one commits oneself to bringing about a certain state of affairs. One 'intends' to be honest, to serve justice, or perhaps even to make sure that someone else will not beat me in a race. Properly speaking, one intends an 'end', neither a thing nor an act. ...
  24. The reason or purpose behind a specific piece of behaviour. The answer to the question, "What did you do that for?". Intention is not always apparent from behaviour, and is deemed to be positive, at least for the person doing the behaviour, according to their model of the world.
  25. In magic and affirmation, the focus of the mind, the sense of purpose that leads to action.