Definition of protention in English:

protention

(also protension)

noun

Philosophy
  • In phenomenology: extension of the consciousness of some present act or event into the future; an instance of this.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in William Ralph Boyce Gibson (1869–1935). From German protention from post-classical Latin protension-, protensio.

Pronunciation

protention

/prəʊˈtɛnʃn/