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Definitions for intentional
ɪnˈtɛn ʃə nlin·ten·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intentional, knowingadjective

    characterized by conscious design or purpose

    "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"

  2. designed, intentionaladjective

    done or made or performed with purpose and intent

    "style...is more than the deliberate and designed creation"- Havelock Ellis; "games designed for all ages"; "well-designed houses"


  1. intentionaladjective

    Intended or planned; done deliberately or voluntarily.

  2. intentionaladjective

    Done with intent.

  3. Etymology: intention + -al

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Intentionaladjective

    Designed; done by design.

    Etymology: intentionel, Fr. from intention.

    The glory of God is the great end which every intelligent being is bound to consult, by a direct and intentional service. John Rogers, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intentionaladjective

    done by intention or design; intended; designed; as, the act was intentional, not accidental

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. intentionnel.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intentional in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intentional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of intentional in a Sentence

  1. Vincent Medina:

    When Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino opened up Chochenyo Ohlone, Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino made this intentional effort in fact not to market Chochenyo Ohlone. Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino don't want to commodify these foods, Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino want to make sure that they're presented in very respectful and very dignified ways that are that are going to lead to education and awareness for those who aren't Chochenyo Ohlone, but... Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino don't want to go out there and market things that are very personal to Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino.

  2. Tom Rochon:

    In general, the college cannot prevent the use of hurtful language on campus. Such language, intentional or unintentional, exists in the world and will seep into our community, we can't promise that the college will never host a speaker who could say something racist, homophobic, misogynistic or otherwise disrespectful.

  3. Arthur Busch:

    Billy Schuerman/The Virginian-Pilot/AP Authorities was the kid that believed in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. Billy Schuerman/The Virginian-Pilot/AP Authorities does n’t have the capacity to commit a crime or be intentional.

  4. Ajay Pittman:

    Dahm has made it abundantly clear that he was intentional with his words. ... The justification for sexism given by Senator Dahm in and of itself is grounds for censure.

  5. Aloke Chakravarty:

    There was nothing about this day that was a twist of fate, this was a cold, calculated terrorist act. This was intentional. It was bloodthirsty. It was to make a point. It was to tell America that' We will not be terrorized by you anymore. We will terrorize you.'.

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
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