What is intention?

  • (noun): An act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out.
    Example: "My intention changed once I saw her"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Intention is an agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at. Outcomes that are unanticipated or unforeseen are known as unintended consequences.

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Some articles on intention:

Regal Intention - Stud Record
... Retired after the 1990 season, Regal Intention entered stud the following year ... Now owned by Regal Intention Partnership, he currently stands at Canmor Farms in Aldergrove, British Columbia ... Regal Intention was standing at Canmor Farm in Aldergrove, British Columbia when he was found dead on October 25 in his paddock ...
Crooked Intention
... Crooked Intention is a historic home in St ... Crooked Intention was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 ...
Trade Marks Directive - Intention
... The Directive provided a framework of minimum provisions applicable throughout the European Union but did not seek to impose onerous obligations on national trade mark registries ... For example, the Directive did not stipulate how member states should deal with the registration, revocation and invalidity of trade marks ...
Ahimsa In Jainism - Philosophical Overview - Important Constituents - Mental States and Intention
... need not totally inhibit normal behaviour of the ascetics “It is the intention that ultimately matters ... kill, he becomes a killer if he has the intention to kill while a doctor has to cause pain but is still non-violent and innocent because his intention is pure, for it is the intention which is ...
Hannah Smith (philanthropist) - The Hannah Smith Agency
... to the Yuat-Langam people in the Sepik River area of Papua New Guinea, the intention being that the Yuat-Langam people would collectively make movies and the Smith ...

More definitions of "intention":

  • (noun): An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
    Synonyms: purpose, intent, aim, design
  • (noun): (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal.
    Example: "His intentions are entirely honorable"

Famous quotes containing the word intention:

    When we try in good faith to believe in materialism, in the exclusive reality of the physical, we are asking our selves to step aside; we are disavowing the very realm where we exist and where all things precious are kept—the realm of emotion and conscience, of memory and intention and sensation.
    John Updike (b. 1932)

    Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
    —R.G. (Robin George)

    The powers of the federal government ... result from the compact to which the states are parties, [and are] limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting that compact.
    James Madison (1751–1836)