The mind's sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over another set; an effect whose cause is the imminence, immediate or remote, of the performance of an involuntary act.
A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.
intention: the first step in building the antakarana, which involves understanding the task to be carried out, a decision and determination to do so, and a right orientation to achieving the goal.
At the beginning of an Anima coaching session your coach will share her intention for the session. Essentially, an intention is a wish stated as a word or phrase that comes from the intuitive mind in preparing for a coaching session.
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal; "his intentions are entirely honorable"
an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"
a goal, an objective that the application engineer has in mind at a given point of time
a goal that an agent strives to realize through its actions
an aim that guides action
an impulse for an action which has already found approbation, but whose execution is postponed for a suitable occasion
a purposeful awareness meant to direct energy and action
a signal or urge in the mind to think, speak, or act
a want or a wish combined with focus and action
In ethics questions can be asked about whether intentions make a difference to the moral value of the action. If they do than it could be argued that to give to charity to show off to gain praise is a right but bad action. For consequentialist theories of ethics intention is important as intention is what you hope to achieve by the action - Arguably all moral actions heaven element of this. For Kant, intention can make all the difference as acting out of feelings is wrong, while acting using reason to perceive duty is right.
An action made with the forthright intent to score.
An action made with a preconceived trap in mind, such as a false attack intended to draw the riposte.
An aim or design (as distinct from a capability) to execute a specified course of action (DOD JP 1994).
In magic and affirmation, the sense of purpose that leads to action.
An 's intention in performing an action is their specific purpose in doing so, the end or goal they aim at, or intend to accomplish. Whether an action is successful or unsuccessful depends at least on whether the intended result was brought about. Other consequences of someone's acting are called unintentional.