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intent /ɪnˈtɛnt/ n
  1. something that is intended; aim; purpose; design
  2. the act of intending
  3. the will or purpose with which one does an act
  4. implicit meaning; connotation
  5. to all intents and purposesfor all practical purposes; virtually
  1. firmly fixed; determined; concentrated: an intent look
  2. (postpositive; usually followed by on or upon) having the fixed intention (of); directing one's mind or energy (to): intent on committing a crime
Etymology: 13th Century (in the sense: intention): from Late Latin intentus aim, intent, from Latin: a stretching out; see intend

inˈtently adv inˈtentness n

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