Pronunciation: (in-ten'shun), [key]
1. intensification; increase in degree.
2. intensity; high degree.
3. relative intensity; degree.
4. exertion of the mind; determination.
5. Logic.(of a term) the set of attributes belonging to all and only those things to which the given term is correctly applied; connotation; comprehension. Cf. extension (def. 12).
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