Definition of intensional in US English:

intensional

adjective

  • See intension

    • ‘Logics which attempt to display the logical properties of intensional contexts are called intensional logics.’
    • ‘But there is what philosophers (at least this philosopher) think of as an extensional and an intensional way of describing our perceptions.’
    • ‘Deacon would argue that initially words are acquired as indices and only later do they gain intensional properties once symbol-symbol relations are established.’
    • ‘There are sentences which are neither extensional nor intensional; for example, belief-sentences.’

Pronunciation

intensional

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