WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
increase in degree.
- relative intensity;
- exertion of the mind;
- Philosophy[Logic.](of a term) the set of attributes belonging to all and only those things to which the given term is correctly applied;
comprehension. Cf. extension (def. 12).
- Latin intēnsiōn- (stem of intēnsiō). See intense, -ion